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Could my timing be messed up since installing new alternator

Alternator was replaced Thursday. Now it is running like tank when in drive, noisy and vibrating when brakes are applied like at a light. When driving, in neutral, reverse, or park it is smooth sounding and no vibrating. I was wondering if timing might be off

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How do you get the alternator out of a 2003 Focus SE, 16V Zetec DOHC?


Disconnect battery ground cable
Remove the ground wire (black) from the alternator
Disconnect the positive wire (red wire held on by a retaining nut) from the back of the alternator
Now disconnect the wire harness from the alternator
Remove the drive belt
NOTE: Some models use a belt tensioner that applies tension to the drive belt.
The best tool to use for this job is the serpentine belt too.
If you can borrow one from a neighbour you can get one at PartSource. (Part# 648451)
On other models you will have to loosen the adjusting bolt on the alternator bracket.
If you're not sure about how to remove the drive belt, visit your local PartSource for free print outs of car specific instructions.
Take off the mounting bolts from the alternator bracket
Now remove the alternator from the engine compartment

Installing Your New Alternator
Put the alternator in the engine compartment
Install the mounting bolts that connect the alternator to the alternator bracket
Connect the alternator wiring harness
Now connect the positive wire to the alternator
NOTE: Your new alternator should come with a retaining nut.
Remember to remove the nut before you install the positive wire.
If it doesn't keep the old nut.
Connect the ground wire to the alternator
Now install the drive belt
This is a great time to replace your old worn out belt. When inspecting your old belt look for signs of cracking, oil soaked, hard glazed, splitting or fraying.
All these signs mean it's time you replaced your drive belt.
If your vehicle no longer has the belt routing diagram under the hood, visit your local PartSource for a free print out of the belt routing diagram.
Reconnect the ground battery cable .

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How to replace alternator on 2000 3.0 mitisbishi eclipse


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the headlamp washer reservoir tank.
  3. Remove the condenser fan and upper radiator insulator.
  4. Loosen the tensioner pulley and remove the alternator drive belt.
  5. Remove the alternator upper and lower mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the alternator support bracket mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the alternator support bracket from the vehicle.
  8. Disconnect the alternator wiring harness.
  9. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Install the alternator to the vehicle and connect the wiring harness.
  2. Install the alternator support bracket to the vehicle and tighten the bracket mounting bolts to specifications.
  3. Position the alternator on the mounting bracket. Install and tighten the mounting bolt and nut to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  4. Reinstall the drive belt and adjust the tensioner until the proper belt tension is achieved.
  5. Install the upper radiator insulator and condenser fan.
  6. Install the headlamp washer reservoir tank.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the charging system for proper operation.

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How do i take off the old water pump on 1996 geo metro 4 cyl?


Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the air cleaner.
  4. Remove the suction pipe bracket for the A/C compressor, if equipped.
  5. Loosen but do not remove the 4 water pump pulley bolts.
  6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  7. Remove the lower splash shield.
  8. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt, if equipped.
  9. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  10. Remove the crankshaft and water pump pulleys.
  11. Remove the timing belt.
  12. Remove the oil level dipstick and tube.
  13. Remove the alternator adjusting bracket from the water pump.
  14. Remove the water pump rubber seals.
  15. Remove the water pump mounting bolts and nuts and remove the water pump from the engine.


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Water pump mounting location

  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2. Check the water pump by hand for smooth operation. If the pump does not operate smoothly or is noisy, replace it.
  3. Install the pump using a new gasket. Tighten the bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
  4. Install new rubber seals.
  5. Install the upper alternator adjusting bracket and tighten the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  6. Install the oil level dipstick and tube.
  7. Install the timing belt.
  8. Install the water pump and crankshaft pulleys. Leave the water pump pulley bolts hand-tight.
  9. Install the alternator drive belt.
  10. Install the lower alternator cover plate and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  11. Install the A/C compressor drive belt, if equipped.
  12. Install the lower splash shield and lower the vehicle.
  13. Tighten the water pump pulley mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  14. Adjust the water pump drive belt tension and tighten the alternator adjustment bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  15. Install the suction pipe bracket for the A/C compressor, if equipped.
  16. Install the air cleaner.
  17. Refill the cooling system.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable.
  19. Start the engine and check for leaks.


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.

    CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4. Loosen but do not remove the four coolant pump pulley bolts.
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6. Remove the lower splash shield.
  7. Remove the air conditioner compressor drive belt.
  8. Remove the lower alternator cover plate bolts, loosen the alternator adjusting bolt, and remove the drive belt.
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10. Remove the coolant pump pulley.
  11. Remove the timing belt.
  12. Remove the oil level dipstick and guide tube.
  13. Remove the alternator adjusting bracket from the water pump.
  14. Remove the water pump rubber seals.
  15. Remove the water pump mounting bolts and nuts. Remove the water pump from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2. Check the water pump by hand for smooth operation. If the pump does not operate smoothly or is noisy, replace it.
  3. Install the pump using a new gasket. Tighten bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
  4. Install new rubber seals.
  5. Install the upper alternator adjusting bracket and tighten bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  6. Install the oil level dipstick and guide tube.
  7. Install the timing belt.
  8. Install the water pump pulley and leave the bolts hand tight.
  9. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  10. Install the water pump/alternator drive belt.
  11. Install the lower alternator cover plate and tighten bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  12. Install the air conditioner compressor drive belt by releasing the tensioner pulley and installing belt.
  13. Install the lower splash shield and lower vehicle.
  14. Tighten water pump pulley mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  15. Adjust the water pump drive belt tension and tighten alternator adjustment bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  16. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  17. Refill the cooling system.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable.
  19. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature. Check for leaks and refill cooling system as necessary.

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I need a diagram on how to replace a 2001 chevy metro alternator.


2001 Chevrolet Metro 1.3L MFI SOHC 4cyl

Alternator - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air cleaner assembly Alternator electrical connectors Accessory drive belt Upper and lower mounting bolts Alternator
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Alternator and the bolts, do not tighten the bolts at this time
  2. Install the alternator belt and adjust the tension until a deflection of 0.24-0.31 inch (6-8mm) deflection with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted when installing a used belt. On a new belt the belt deflection should be 0.20-0.27 inch (5-7mm) with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted.
    Alternator electrical connectors, then torque the alternator bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) Air cleaner assembly Negative battery cable
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Accessory drive belt Alternator electrical connectors Alternator
To install:
  1. Install the alternator and hand-tighten the bolts.
  2. Install the alternator belt and adjust the tension until a deflection of 0.24-0.31 inch (6-8mm) deflection with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted when installing a used belt. On a new belt the belt deflection should be 0.20-0.27 inch (5-7mm) with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted.
  3. Install or connect the following: Upper alternator bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) Lower alternator bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) Alternator electrical connectors Accessory drive belt Negative battery cable

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Hope thats help (remember rated this).

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How to install 03 ford focus alternator?


Removing the Alternator
Disconnect battery ground cable
Remove the ground wire (black) from the alternator
Disconnect the positive wire (red wire held on by a retaining nut) from the back of the alternator
Now disconnect the wire harness from the alternator
Remove the drive belt
NOTE: Some models use a belt tensioner that applies tension to the drive belt.
The best tool to use for this job is the serpentine belt too.
If you can borrow one from a neighbour you can get one at PartSource. (Part# 648451)
On other models you will have to loosen the adjusting bolt on the alternator bracket.
If you're not sure about how to remove the drive belt, visit your local PartSource for free print outs of vehicle specific instructions.
Take off the mounting bolts from the alternator bracket
Now remove the alternator from the engine compartment There. You've removed the alternator. How easy was that?
Installing Your New Alternator
Put the alternator in the engine compartment
Install the mounting bolts that connect the alternator to the alternator bracket
Connect the alternator wiring harness
Now connect the positive wire to the alternator
NOTE: Your new alternator should come with a retaining nut.
Remember to remove the nut before you install the positive wire.
If it doesn't keep the old nut.
Connect the ground wire to the alternator
Now install the drive belt
This is a great time to replace your old worn out belt. When inspecting your old belt look for signs of cracking, oil soaked, hard glazed, splitting or fraying.
All these signs mean it's time you replaced your drive belt.
If your vehicle no longer has the belt routing diagram under the hood, visit your local PartSource for a free print out of the belt routing diagram.
Reconnect the ground battery cable .

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Can an Alternator Belt installation cause a timing belt problem?


I cannot see any reason for the belt to cause timing belt to jump. unless they messed up something installing belt.might wanna get a second opinion

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How to change water pump in 1996 geo metro?


I've found the Haynes Repair Manual that you can get at Auto Zone to be the best one there is. They have step by step instructions with pictures on repairing or replacing just about anything on your auto. You can get them for around $20 - 25. Is yours a 3 or 4 cylinder? Auto Zone has a new service where you can actually look up repair instructions for your vehicle with pictures. Here's the instructions for a 3 cylinder for your year, make and model:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
CAUTIONWhen draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  2. Loosen but do not remove the four coolant pump pulley bolts.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4. Remove the lower splash shield.
  5. Remove the air conditioner compressor drive belt.
  6. Remove the lower alternator cover plate bolts, loosen the alternator adjusting bolt and remove the drive belt.
  7. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  8. Remove the coolant pump pulley.
  9. Remove the timing belt.
  10. Remove the oil level dipstick and guide tube.
  11. Remove the alternator adjusting bracket from the water pump.
  12. Remove the water pump rubber seals.
  13. Remove the water pump mounting bolts and nuts. Remove the water pump from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  2. Check the water pump by hand for smooth operation. If the pump does not operate smoothly or is noisy, replace it.
  3. Install the pump using a new gasket. Tighten bolts to 115 inch lbs.. (13 Nm).
  4. Install new rubber seals.
  5. Install the upper alternator adjusting bracket and tighten bolt to 17 ft. lbs.. (23 Nm).
  6. Install the oil level dipstick and guide tube.
  7. Install the timing belt.
  8. Install the water pump pulley and leave the bolts hand tight.
  9. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  10. Install the water pump/alternator drive belt.
  11. Install the lower alternator cover plate and tighten bolts to 89 inch lbs.. (10 Nm).
  12. Install the air conditioner compressor drive belt by releasing the tensioner pulley and installing belt.
  13. Install the lower splash shield and lower vehicle.
  14. Tighten water pump pulley mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs.. (24 Nm).
  15. Adjust the water pump drive belt tension and tighten alternator adjustment bolt to 17 ft. lbs.. (23 Nm).
  16. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  17. Refill the cooling system.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable.
  19. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature. Check for leaks and refill cooling system as necessary.

Jul 17, 2008 | 1996 Geo Metro

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