Question about 2001 Nissan Pathfinder
Remove the front five by removing the boots using a boot-puller and then removing the plug.
The 6th plug at the rear of the engine is difficult to get out. You will need to remove the intake to accomplish that task.
Dealers charge a pretty penny for this "service" though it would not cost more than a few dollars if the vehicle had been better designed. A ten minute job turns into an afternoon here.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Disconnect the battery - both positive and negative terminals and remove battery from holder (better access that way). From underneath - remove the plastic shield underneath the front of the car. It is held on by a few bolts. Remove the upper radiator hose (some coolant will drain out). Also free the cable from the support bracket on the top of the platic fan housing. There is an overflow hose that is also clipped to the fan housing unlcip the hose and move it out of the way. From underneath, push in on the clips and the lower half of the fan housing will come out of the bottom. From the top - remove the two bolts holding the upper part of the fan housing and you should be able to work it out from the top. You should now have better visibility and access to the alternator. Loosen the belt tensioner (from below) and remove the belt. There are two mounting bolts on the alternator, a long one through the alternator and a second on the "dog ear" of the alternator. Once the alternator is free - you can get at the battery cable post and the other wires. The wiring harness can be removed by pressing in on the locking clip. Most difficult is the wiring harness support bracket. A short 10mm wrench can get to it. The alternator is now free but will have to be manipulated forward so that it sits below the fan. Once there - you can reach down from the top, and pull the alternator into the larger gap between the fan blades. While rotating the fan, bring the alternator around with it to the top and it will come out. To reinstall -- do everything in reverse. I recommend replacing the belt so you don;t have to do this again.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Did you buy a aftermarket coil...? I have found I have the best luck with electrical parts from NAPA.......That's just me though !!!
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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