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The ONAN generator only charges its own battery that it uses to start the machine,the generator itself is grounded with a 6 ft copper rod that is driven into the ground and secured to the ground strap of the generator,the wiring from the generator goes to a transfer switch that is installed ONLY BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN! DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS YOURSELF!,the switch is hooked up to your main electric line at the meter and to the breaker box,when the switch is used,it shuts off the main electricity from the company and opens the circuit to the generator only.here is the transfer switch,it can run everything up too 100 amps in your house or only 1 thing like your heat.
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Pontiac Montana sv6 2006 electrical or what? Volts keep jump in from 12.3 to 15 while I drive .got stuck on highway 3 times when the voltage hits below 12.1 just swapped the battery...please help


Have your (alternator) Charging system tested ! .This is a computer controlled charging system .
The body control module (BCM) is a class 2 device. It communicates with the powertrain control module (PCM)/engine control module (ECM) and the instrument panel cluster (IPC) for electrical power management (EPM) operation. The BCM determines the output of the generator and sends the information to the PCM/ECM for control of the generator field control circuit. It monitors the generator field duty cycle signal circuit information sent from the PCM/ECM for control of the generator. It monitors a battery current sensor, the battery positive voltage circuit, and estimated battery temperature to determine battery state-of-charge (SOC). The BCM performs idle boost and load management operations.
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)/Engine Control Module (ECM) The PCM/ECM directly controls the generator field control circuit input to the generator. It monitors the generator's generator field duty cycle signal circuit and sends the information to the BCM. The PCM/ECM will override the BCM control of the generator when one of the following conditions is met:
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Write the differences between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).


I will try, but understand, though we can harness electricity for power, there are still mysteries surrounding the existence and interaction of electric charge.
Alternating current is an electric current that reverses direction at regular intervals. All household current is alternating current. That is how it is generated through power lines, our electric grid, from the source like hydroelectric dams through power lines and into our homes.
Direct current is electric current going only one way in a wire or circuit. Automobiles run on direct current. Science says the flow of electrons in direct current only travels one way. Alternators in cars start out producing alternating current, but with an electric device called a diode, the current is changed to direct current. A diode will only let current pass through it in one direction, but stops current flow in a reverse direction. Before the invention or discovery of alternators, cars used a belt driven generator to produce direct current. Alternators proved superior in generating electricity, however, so were adopted by auto makers.
Now purists will add something more: by convention we say that current flows from the positive battery terminal, through the wire circuits, through an electric motor, and then to ground and thus back to the negative terminal of the battery. So from positive to negative, right? Well, electricity is a negative charged electron flow through a wire, so purists say the current flow is actually from the negative battery terminal through the wire circuits and back to the positive battery terminal. It is confusing, so by convention we say (DC) current flow is from positive to ground, or negative.
Well, there you go. Is it crystal clear, or whut??? Lol.

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Replacing alternator on 2001 sebring..cant locate belt tensioner


The tensioner will be one pulleys that can be rotated on its armature to remove tension to the belt.
Removal & Installation 2.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower.
  2. Remove the drive belt cover.
  3. Disconnect the wiring from the generator.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt splash shield and then remove the belt.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Remove the MAP sensor from the intake manifold.
  8. Remove the generator mounting bolts and the generator from the engine.
To Install:
  1. Install the generator and tighten the bolts to 20 ft-lbs (28 Nm).
  2. Install MAP sensor.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Install the accessory drive belt and splash shield.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the wiring to the generator.
  7. Install the belt cover.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
2.7L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the remote terminal.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  4. Loosen the accessory drive belt.
  5. Remove the generator lower mounting bolt.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Disconnect the wiring from the generator.
  8. Disconnect the electrical connector from the A/C pressure switch and clutch coil.
  9. Remove the engine oil dipstick.
  10. Remove the generator upper mounting bolts.
  11. Remove the generator.
To Install:
  1. Install the generator on the engine. Loosely install the upper bolts.
  2. Install the engine dipstick tube.
  3. Connect the A/C pressure switch and clutch coil electrical connectors.
  4. Connect the wiring to the generator.
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6. Install the lower generator mounting bolt and tighten to 20 ft-lbs (28 Nm).
  7. Install the accessory drive belt and splash shield.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Tighten the upper mounting bolts to 20 ft-lbs (28 Nm).
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Feb 03, 2011 | Chrysler Sebring Cars & Trucks

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How to change the alternator on my 2000 grand voagear


This is for a 3.3L motor
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REMOVAL

  1. Release hood latch and open hood.
Removal/Installation of Battery Cables 81929864

  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove windshield wiper housing, refer to the Windshield Wipers and Washers for proper procedures.
  3. Remove accessory drive belt.
Generator Mounting Bracket 81929870

  1. Remove bolt holding top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum.
  2. Remove bolts holding outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
  3. Remove bolt holding top of generator to mount bracket.
  4. Remove generator mount bracket from vehicle.
  5. Rotate generator toward rear dash panel.
Generator 81929868

  1. Disconnect the push-in field wire connector . from back of generator.
  2. Remove nut holding B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
  3. Separate B+ terminal from generator.
Generator Pivot Bolt 81929871

  1. Remove bolt holding bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket.
Generator 81929872

  1. Remove generator from vehicle
INSTALLATION

  1. Place generator in position on vehicle.
  2. Install bolt to hold bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket.
  3. Place B+ terminal in position on generator.
  4. Install nut to hold B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
  5. Connect the push-in field wire connector into back of generator.
  6. Rotate generator forward away from dash panel.
  7. Place generator mount bracket in position on vehicle.
  8. Install bolt to hold top of generator to mount bracket.
  9. Install bolts to hold outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
  10. Install bolt to hold top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum.
  11. Install accessory drive belt.
  12. Install windshield wiper housing, refer to the Windshield Wipers and Washers for proper procedures.
  13. Connect battery negative cable.
  14. Verify generator charge rate.

Jan 02, 2011 | 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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Alternator replace



Removal & Installation


NOTE There is a trend among manufacturers today to refer to the source of belt-driven electrical power as a -generator-; however, by virtue of the method in which the -generator- produces electrical current the device is actually an -alternator-. The two terms may be used interchangeably.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Accessory drive belt Alternator upper mounting bolt Engine splash shield Radiator support access panel Rear alternator bracket from the engine Alternator mounting bolts Duct on the back of the alternator Electrical connectors Front alternator-to-A/C bracket Alternator

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator Front alternator-to-A/C bracket. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Electrical connectors. Torque the battery connection nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm). Duct on the back of the alternator Alternator mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Upper front bolt. Torque the bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). Rear bracket to the engine. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Radiator support access panel Engine splash shield Accessory drive belt Negative battery cable
  2. Refill the cooling system. 4 DeVille
    NOTE There is a trend among manufacturers today to refer to the source of belt-driven electrical power as a -generator-; however, by virtue of the method in which the -generator- produces electrical current the device is actually an -alternator-. The two terms may be used interchangeably.
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  4. Drain the cooling system.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Accessory drive belt Radiator Electrical connectors Alternator mounting bolts Alternator

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator Alternator mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Electrical connectors. Torque the battery connection nut to 111 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Radiator Accessory drive belt Negative battery cable
  2. Refill the cooling system.


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How do I remove the alternator on my 1998 Dodge 1500 4wd?


WARNING: DISCONNECT NEGATIVE CABLE FROM BATTERY BEFORE REMOVING BATTERY OUTPUT WIRE (B+ WIRE) FROM GENERATOR. FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ELECTRICAL SYSTEM .

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable at battery. Diesel Engines: Disconnect both negative battery cables at both batteries.
  2. Remove generator drive belt.
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  1. Remove generator pivot and mounting bolts/nut. The diesel engine uses a bolt at top mounting and a bolt/nut at lower mounting. Position generator for access to wire connectors.
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  1. Remove nuts from harness holddown, battery terminal, ground terminal and 2 field terminals. Remove wire connectors. A typical generator wiring harness is shown in. Wiring harness routing as shown may be slightly different depending on vehicle model and/or engine.
  2. Remove generator from vehicle.
INSTALLATION
  1. Position generator to engine and install wiring to rear of generator. Tighten all wiring fasteners as follows:
    • Battery terminal nut-8.5 N.m (75 in. lbs.)
    • Ground terminal nut-8.5 N.m (75 in.lbs.)
    • Harness holddown nut-8.5 N.m (75 in. lbs.)
    • Field terminal nuts-2.8 N.m (25 in. lbs.)
  1. Install generator mounting fasteners and tighten as follows:
    • Generator mounting bolt-All gas powered engines-41 N.m (30 ft. lbs.)
    • Generator pivot bolt/nut-All gas powered engines-41 N.m (30 ft. lbs.)
    • Generator mounting bolt-Diesel powered engines-54 N.m (40 ft. lbs.)
    • Generator pivot bolt/nut-Diesel powered engines-54 N.m (40 ft. lbs.)

CAUTION :
  • Never force a belt over a pulley rim using a screwdriver. The synthetic fiber of the belt can be damaged.
  • When installing a serpentine accessory drive belt, the belt MUST be routed correctly. The water pump will be rotating in the wrong direction if the belt is installed incorrectly, causing the engine to overheat.
  1. Install generator drive belt.
  2. Install negative battery cable(s) to battery(s).

Dec 13, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

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Diagram of the location of the alternator for a 1995 cad seville sts


Seville With 4.6L Engine On some models, the generator is water-cooled. When this is the case, the repair procedure is as follows:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  4. Remove the radiator. NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, refer to the information regarding the implications of servicing your A/C system yourself. Only an MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components.
  5. Remove the A/C condenser.
  6. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely.
  7. Disconnect the coolant inlet and outlet hoses from the generator.
  8. Detach the electrical connections from the generator. The regulator, the battery output, and the heated windshield (if equipped) will need to be unplugged.
  9. Remove the generator fasteners from the generator.
  10. Remove the generator from the vehicle. To install: Fig. 13: This shows the coolant outlet hose being removed, signified by the "1" in the diagram 91042g02.gif

  11. Attach the generator to the engine and tighten the fasteners to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  12. Attach the electrical connections for the regulator, battery output, and the heated windshield.
  13. Tighten the battery output cable to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  14. Reconnect the coolant inlet and outlet hoses to the generator.
  15. Lower the vehicle.
  16. Install the A/C condenser.
  17. Install the radiator.
  18. Install the accessory drive belt.
4.5L and 4.9L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the generator harness connector and battery charging wire on the back of the generator. Heated windshield 3-phase connector and clip if equipped.
  3. Release the tension from the drive belt land remove the belt from the generator pulley. Do not remove the belt from any other component pulleys.
  4. Remove the volts, ABS ground strap, and generator from the vehicle. Fig. 14: Alternator mounting - early models with 4.5L and 4.9L engines 84203015.jpg
    Fig. 15: Alternator mounting - later models with 4.5L and 4.9L engines 84203016.jpg
    To install:
  5. Install the generator and ground strap to the mounting bracket with bolts tightened to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  6. Raise the drive belt tensioner. Position the drive belt over the generator pulley and release the tensioner.
  7. Attach the generator harness connector and battery-charging wire to the generator output stud. Do not route the battery charging wire to rest against the cruise control servo. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Do not overtighten.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Nov 05, 2010 | Cadillac STS Cars & Trucks

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Can you give me any input on replacing altenator in a 2000 Lincoln LS


Lincoln LS 3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
    NOTE The A/C suction line may need to be positioned rearward to ease removal of the generator.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Rotate the front end accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise and position the belt aside.
  4. Remove the front valance panel.
  5. Remove the air deflector.
  6. Remove the A/C suction line clip from the radiator core support.
  7. Remove the left hand A/C suction line lower bracket bolt and position the bracket rearward.
  8. Remove the generator upper mounting bolt.
  9. Remove the generator lower mounting nut and bolt.
  10. Disconnect the generator electrical connector.
  11. Position the generator B+ wire protective cover aside and remove the generator B+ wire nut and cable end.
  12. Remove the generator.
To install:


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Fig. Alternator torque sequence-3.9L engine


To install:
  1. Install the alternator harness connectors, then install the alternator. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows:
    1. Step 1: Tighten bolt No. 1 to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
    2. Step 2: Tighten bolt No. 2 to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus 90 degrees
    3. Step 3: Tighten bolt No. 3 to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Lower splash shield Accessory drive belt Air intake tube Negative battery cable
  3. Please note the following specifications:

    1. Generator B+ wire nut to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    2. Generator lower mounting nut and bolt. Tighten to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    3. Generator upper mounting bolt. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
    4. Left hand A/C suction line lower bracket bolt. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Hope this help.

May 10, 2010 | 2000 Lincoln LS

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How to change alternator on 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?


Straight out of the repair manual:

REMOVAL
WARNING: DISCONNECT NEGATIVE CABLE FROM BATTERY BEFORE REMOVING BATTERY OUTPUT WIRE (B+ WIRE) FROM GENERATOR. FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN INJURY OR DAMAGE TO
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
(1) Disconnect negative battery cable at battery.
(2) Remove generator drive belt. Refer to 7, Cooling System for procedure.
(3) Remove generator pivot and mounting bolts/nut (Fig. 2) , or (Fig. 3). Position generator for access to wire connectors.
(4) If equipped, unsnap plastic cover from B+ terminal.
(5) Remove B+ cable output terminal mounting
nut at rear of generator (Fig. 4), (Fig. 5), or (Fig. 6). Disconnect terminal from generator.
(6) Disconnect field wire connector at rear of generator by pushing on connector tab.
(7) Remove generator from vehicle.
INSTALLATION
(1) Position generator to engine and snap field
wire connector into rear of generator.
(2) Install B+ terminal to generator mounting
stud. Tighten mounting nut. Refer to Torque Specifications.
(3) If equipped, snap plastic cover to B+ terminal.
(4) Install generator mounting fasteners and
tighten. Refer to Torque Specifications.
CAUTION: Never force a belt over a pulley rim using a screwdriver. The synthetic fiber of the belt can be damaged.

Jul 05, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Wrangler

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How to 1998 Taurus altenator R&R


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Generator 3.0L (2V)
Removal
  1. Partially raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  2. Remove the right front wheel. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  3. Remove the lower fender splash shield retainers and position the shield out of the way.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt from the generator pulley. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  6. Remove the power steering line bracket and heater hose support bracket from the generator.
  7. Remove the upper generator bolts.
  8. Remove the generator splash shield.
  9. Raise the vehicle.
  10. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the battery positive cable from the generator.
  11. Position an adjustable stand to the subframe.
  12. Remove the right subframe bolts.
  13. Remove the lower generator bolt.
  14. Disconnect the right hand stabilizer link.
  15. Lower the subframe to provide clearance.
  16. Remove the generator.
Installation
  1. NOTE: Do not tighten the lower bolt.

    Install the generator and the lower bolt.
  1. Raise the subframe and install the subframe bolts. Tighten the bolts to 90 Nm (66 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the right hand stabilizer link and torque to 47-62 Nm (35-46 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the adjustable stand.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Install the upper generator bolts and tighten them to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Install the power steering line bracket and the heater hose support bracket. Tighten the nut to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft).
  1. Install the accessory drive belt. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. Partially raise the vehicle.
  1. Tighten the lower generator bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the generator electrical connector.
  1. Install the battery positive B + cable and nut. Tighten the cable nut to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).
  1. Install the generator splash shield.
  1. Install the fender splash shield and the retainers.
  1. Install the right front wheel.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
3.0L (4V)
Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove the accessory drive belt from the generator pulley. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. Remove the power steering line bracket and heater hose support bracket from the generator.
  1. Remove the upper generator bolts.
  1. Partially raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove the right front wheel. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove the lower fender splash shield retainers and position the shield out of the way.
  1. Remove the generator splash shield.
  1. Raise the vehicle.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the battery positive cable from the generator.
  1. Position an adjustable stand to the subframe.
  1. Remove the right subframe bolts.
  1. Remove the lower generator bolt.
  1. Lower the subframe to provide clearance.
  1. Remove the generator.
Installation
  1. NOTE: Do not tighten the lower bolt.

    Install the generator and the lower bolt.
  1. Raise the subframe and install the subframe bolts. Tighten the bolts to 90 Nm (66 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the adjustable stand.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Install the upper generator bolts and tighten them to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Install the power steering line bracket and the heater hose support bracket. Tighten the nut to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft).
  1. Install the accessory drive belt. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. Partially raise the vehicle.
  1. Tighten the lower generator bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the generator electrical connector.
  1. Install the battery positive B+ cable and nut. Tighten the cable nut to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).
  1. Install the generator splash shield.
  1. Install the fender splash shield and the retainers.
  1. Install the right front wheel.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Connect the negative battery cable.
3.4L (4V)
Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove the right side cowl vent screen. Refer to Section 01-02 .
  1. Raise the vehicle and remove right front wheel assembly. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove right tie-rod. Refer to Section 11-02 .
  1. Remove accessory drive belt (8620) from generator. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. Disconnect electrical harness connector and output terminal wiring.
  1. Remove nut and position engine control sensor wiring (12A581) out of the way.
  1. Remove the two bolts and one stud bolt.
  1. Remove generator from vehcile

May 12, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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