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Some cars have access from bottom some have access from the top. the make and model would help. if you can't find alternator or don't know what one looks like, then find the positive cable on the battery. running along tandem to the positive cable is a smaller wire that leads to the alternator.

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SOURCE: How do you remove the alternator from 94 Plymouth Grand Voyager

If you unhook the powersteering reservoir from the hose and get it out of the way and twist just right it will come out its not easy either way.

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The alternator comes out from the bottom. It requires unbolting the engine mount and shifting the engine forward to wiggle the alternator out. You might need an assistant for this step.

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Does the alternator get removed from the bottom of the vehicle, or through the top of the vehicle? I have a 2005 ford focus with a 2.0l dohc 4cyl.


The alternator comes out from the bottom. It requires unbolting the engine mount and shifting the engine forward to wiggle the alternator out. You might need an assistant for this step.

Mar 10, 2011 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

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ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT


Assuming this is a XG 350, the process is lengthly.
1. Remove the RH radiator cooling fan (two 10mm bolts at the top & wiring harness connector to it).
2. Lift vehicle to remove the Right Front wheel (then remove 4 10mm bolts securing the plastic splash shield & remove it)
3. Loosen the 14mm nut on the alternator belt tensioner pully
4. Loosen the tension on the belt by rotating (counter-clockwise) the 14mm bolt at the bottom of the idler pully and remove the belt.
5. remove the pully & the idler pully (three 12 mm bolts)
6. Loosen the 14mm nuts at the top and bottom mounting points of the alternator.
7. Using a floor jack (or vehicle lift), support the engine using a jack-stand & 2x4 piece of wood under the oil pan.
8. This is tricky - lift the engine 'SLIGHTLY' to take pressure off the front engine mount - loosen the 17 mm nut on top of the mount itself and observe engine movement. If the engine moves upward 'slightly' remove the 17mm nut - if not, raise the engine slight more until you see the mounting bracket rise off the mount.
9. Remove the remaining 17mm nut (deep well socket), and two 17mm bolts and remove the engine mount bracket.
10. Here's another tricky step. Some 350's bottom Alternator bolt bores are 'SLOTTED'... some are NOT. You'll need to determine wether you'll need to REMOVE the lower bolt, or just loosen the mounting sleeve at the bottom bolt. If it's 'sleeved', I use an air hammer to loosen the sleeve. If it's not slotted, I remove the lower bolt (it's the only way to remove the alternator and pry it off).
11. At the top is an "L" bracket which uses two 12mm bolts to attach it to the engine (head). One of the two 12mm bolts is difficult to get to -- do your best to remove it because the battery cable to the alternator is in the way.
12. Disconnect the alternator wiring (battery cable & regulator harness connector)
13. Lift the engine as high as it will go & pry the alternator off its lower mounting.
14. manuver the alternator upward taking care not to damage the radiator.
15. Installation is in reverse order.
NOTE: If your XG's lower mounting point was slotted, your task is easy. If it isn't, your task now becomes more difficult as you must align the new alternator to facillitate re-insertion of the lower bolt.
PS If not slotted, I use a telliscoping magnet to help re-insert the lower bolt.

Aug 09, 2010 | 2004 Hyundai XG350

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How do i replace an alt on an 97 Grand Voyager?


When you says ALT, I'm assuming that you are talking about ALTERNATOR...

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2.4L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Unplug the push-in field wire connector from behind the alternator.
  4. Remove the B+ nut and wire from behind the alternator.
  5. Remove the nut securing the top of the alternator to the adjuster bolt (a.k.a T-bolt).
  6. Remove the alternator pivot nut and bolt, located below the alternator.
  7. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Install the alternator into position on the vehicle's engine.
  2. Install, but do not tighten, the alternator pivot nut and bolt.
  3. Install the nut securing the top of the alternator to the adjuster bolt.
  4. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  5. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
  6. Install the accessory drive belt. Be sure the drive belt is correctly routed on the engine and correctly seated on all of the pulleys, especially the alternator.
  7. Adjust the drive belt and tighten the adjuster/locking bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  8. Tighten the pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  10. Verify the charging rate of the alternator.

3.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belt from the alternator.
  2. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
  3. Remove the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
  1. While holding the alternator, unplug the push-in field wire connector from behind the alternator.
  2. While holding the alternator, remove the B+ nut and wire from behind the alternator.
  3. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Hold the alternator in position near the mounting bracket, then connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  2. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
  3. Place the alternator into position on the mounting bracket, then install the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
  4. Install the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket. Tighten the upper and lower alternator bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  5. Install the accessory drive belt. Be sure the drive belt is correctly routed on the engine and correctly seated on all of the pulleys.
  6. Install the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  8. Verify the charging rate of the alternator.

3.3L and 3.8L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator mounting bracket to the engine air intake plenum.
  1. Remove the bolts securing the outside of the alternator mounting bracket to the alternator mounting plate.
  2. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
  3. Remove the alternator mounting bracket from the vehicle.
  4. Rotate the alternator toward the dash panel.
  5. Unplug the push-in field wire connector from behind the alternator.
  6. Remove the B+ nut and wire from behind the alternator.
  1. Remove the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
  2. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Install the alternator into position on the vehicle's engine.
  2. Install the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
  3. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  4. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
  5. Rotate the alternator forward away from the dash panel.
  6. Install the alternator mounting bracket in position on the vehicle.
  7. Install the bolt to secure the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
  8. Install the bolts to secure the outside of the alternator mounting bracket to the alternator mounting plate.
  9. Install the bolt to secure the top of the alternator mounting bracket to the engine air intake plenum.
  10. Tighten all of the alternator mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  11. Install the accessory drive belt. Be sure the drive belt is correctly routed on the engine and correctly seated on all of the pulleys.
  12. Install the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
  13. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  14. Verify the charging rate of the alternator.

Hope helps woth this, remember rated this help. Good luck.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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How to loosen or remove the serpentine belt of


these vehicles are so easy to change the alternator ,a 13mm spanner for the top one and 17mm for the bolt on the bottom

May 16, 2010 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf

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How to remove altenator for 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3 litre


Before the step-by-step instructions I want to make sure this is the Alternator that needs to be replaced and not something else. This will save you money for an Alternator you don't need and save you time for replacing a good alternator.
Start the vehicle. With the engine running - disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery. If the Engine dies - it is the Alternator. If it doesn't die - it is not the Alternator. I have had plenty of people who have replaced perfectly good Alternators only to find out it was something else.
Step-by-step:
1. Disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery.
2. Using a 15mm closed end wrench/bar - Rotate the Belt Tensioner towards the front of the vehicle and remove the Surpentine Belt off the Alternator. You do not have to take it completely off the vehicle.
3. Remove the bolt holding the top of the Alternator Mounting Bracket to the Engine Air Intake.
4. Remove the bolts (plural) holding the outside of the Alternator Mounting Bracket to the Alternator Mounting Plate.
5. Remove the bolt holding the top of the Alternator to Alternator Mounting Bracket.
6. Remove the Alternator Mounting Plate.
7. Remove the the Altenator Mouting Bracket.
8. Rotate the Alternator towards the rear.
9. Discoonect the electrical connections (plural), including the nut holding the wire on.
10. Remove the lower Pivot bolt located at the bottom of the alternator.
11. Remove the alternator.
12. Installation is reverse of above.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Jan 11, 2010 | 1999 Plymouth Voyager

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How to remove the alternator


Before the step-by-step instructions I want to make sure this is the Alternator that needs to be replaced and not something else. This will save you money for an Alternator you don't need and save you time for replacing a good alternator.
Start the vehicle. With the engine running - disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery. If the Engine dies - it is the Alternator. If it doesn't die - it is not the Alternator. I have had plenty of people who have replaced perfectly good Alternators only to find out it was something else.
Step-by-step:
1. Disconnect the Negative Cable from the Battery.
2. Using a 15mm closed end wrench/bar - Rotate the Belt Tensioner towards the front of the vehicle and remove the Surpentine Belt off the Alternator. You do not have to take it completely off the vehicle.
3. Remove the bolt holding the top of the Alternator Mounting Bracket to the Engine Intake.
4. Remove the bolts (plural) holding the outside of the Alternator Mounting Bracket to the Alternator Mounting Plate.
5. Remove the bolt holding the top of the Alternator to Alternator Mounting Bracket.
6. Remove the Alternator Mounting Plate.
7. Remove the the Altenator Mouting Bracket.
8. Rotate the Alternator towards the rear.
9. Discoonect the electrical connections (plural), including the nut holding the wire on.
10. Remove the lower Pivot bolt located at the bottom of the alternator.
11. Remove the alternator.
12. Installation is reverse of above.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Dec 15, 2009 | 1999 Plymouth Voyager

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Need help in removing and replacing starter on 1995 Discovery vehicle is on a ranch also need to know which wires go where


Remove the battery negative lead.
Remove drive belt.
Disconnect leads from rear of alternator (make a note of which ones go where)
Remove securing bolt from bottom of alternator.
Remove long through bolt from top fixing and withdraw alternator.
Refit is reverse of fit.

Oct 22, 2009 | 1994 Land Rover Discovery

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I cannot get the alternater out of my 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. It is a 6 cylindar 3.3 engine. The Chilton manual is no help at all. I have managed to remove all the bolts holding it on, but I cannot even...


3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator mounting bracket to the engine air intake plenum.
  5. Remove the bolts securing the outside of the alternator mounting bracket to the alternator mounting plate.
  6. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
  7. Remove the alternator mounting bracket from the vehicle.
  8. Rotate the alternator toward the dash panel.
  9. Unplug the push-in field wire connector from behind the alternator.
  10. Remove the B+ nut and wire from behind the alternator.
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Alternator removal-3.3L and 3.8L engines


  1. Remove the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
  2. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Install the alternator into position on the vehicle's engine.
  2. Install the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
  3. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  4. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
  5. Rotate the alternator forward away from the dash panel.
  6. Install the alternator mounting bracket in position on the vehicle.
  7. Install the bolt to secure the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
  8. Install the bolts to secure the outside of the alternator mounting bracket to the alternator mounting plate.
  9. Install the bolt to secure the top of the alternator mounting bracket to the engine air intake plenum.
  10. Tighten all of the alternator mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  11. Install the accessory drive belt. Be sure the drive belt is correctly routed on the engine and correctly seated on all of the pulleys.
  12. Install the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
  13. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  14. Verify the charging rate of the alternator.

LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPED.

Oct 18, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

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I need to change a alternator in a kia sedonna 2002 how hard is it


Are you ready I wasn't but I found out how and I did first vehicle in on a small ramp two 2x8 high because you'll have two drain your rad a bit now back on top vehicle in park disconnect battery cable , disconnect fan and horns , unbolt main support cross member between headlamps and remove, front hood lacht all have to be removed , remove upper rad hose from rad and thermastat housing so you can remove rad fans four bolts on each fan on drivers side one on top one on bottom two on side very difficult to get the one on bottom side , alternator tension pulley to release belt 14mm nut located center of the pulley has to be loosend off directly underneath the pulley is a 14mm bolt that will loosen or tighten the pulley loosen off the tension and remove the belt , undo bolts to alternator upper bracket has to be tacken off the cylinder head to give you more clearence bottom bolt and alternator have to angle out together replaceing alternator bottom bolt work the bolt partially in then place alternator in position when placing passenger side fan I found cutting a notch at the side bolt holes and setting bolts in acouple of threads then sliding the fan in place work quite well then tighten all the bolts was easier they charge three hours for this job it took me a little longer working in the rain

Jan 14, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

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