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I'm trying to replace the alternator on my 2000 devillie but i can't see how it should come out or go back in.

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It's a pig of a job I'm afraid and has to be removed from under the car.

Also bare in mind that on your particular model year, the alternator is liquid cooled and will have two hoses going in to it (inlet and outlet).

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Remove the accessory drive belt.

Remove the upper front bolt.

Raise and suitably support the vehicle.

Remove the front engine splash shield.

Remove the radiator support access panel.

Loosen the rear generator bracket from the engine.

Remove the top bolt.

Remove the front lower mounting bolt.

Remove the lower rear mounting bolt.

Remove the upper rear mounting bolt.

Remove the duct from the back of the generator.

Disconnect the following electrical connections:


Battery output.

Heated windshield (if equipped).

Remove the front generator/ A/C bracket.

Rotate the generator and remove.

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