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How do i install an alternater in an 1997 cadillac seville

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

3.0L Engine

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable from the battery terminal.
  2. Remove the Pre-volume chamber.
  3. Remove the serpentine drive belt from the generator.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  5. Unscrew the terminal nuts and remove the electrical leads from the generator.
  6. Remove the generator air-cooling duct.
  7. Remove the upper nut from the generator and AIR injection crossover pipe
  8. Remove the lower bolt and nut.
  9. Disconnect the generator from the engine-with the generator loose, push the upper mounting bolt out of the generator and bracket.
  10. Lower the vehicle.
  11. Remove the generator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Place the generator into the vehicle.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Mount the generator to the engine-with generator loosely installed onto engine, insert the upper mounting bolt.
  4. Install the lower bolt and nut and tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  5. Install the upper nut to the generator and AIR injection crossover pipe, and tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  6. Install the generator air-cooling duct.
  7. Connect the electrical leads and terminal nuts to the generator. Tighten the field coil terminal nut to 31 inch lbs. (3.5 Nm). Tighten the battery terminal nut to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  8. Lower the vehicle and install the serpentine belt to the generator.
  9. Install the pre-volume chamber.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.


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.
  1. Remove the A/C condenser.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely.
  3. Disconnect the coolant inlet and outlet hoses from the generator.
  4. Detach the electrical connections from the generator. The regulator, the battery output, and the heated windshield (if equipped) will need to be unplugged.
  5. Remove the generator fasteners from the generator.
  6. Remove the generator from the vehicle.
To install:

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Fig. This shows the coolant outlet hose being removed, signified by the "1" in the diagram
  1. Attach the generator to the engine and tighten the fasteners to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  2. Attach the electrical connections for the regulator, battery output, and the heated windshield.
  3. Tighten the battery output cable to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  4. Reconnect the coolant inlet and outlet hoses to the generator.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Install the A/C condenser.
  7. Install the radiator.
  8. Install the accessory drive belt.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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SOURCE: how to install

first, you will have to buy the special water pump removal tool available at most auto part stores for about $35. Next, drain the cooling system from the radiator and remove the upper & lower radiator hoses. At the lower radiator hose connection, there is a housing with 5 bolts. (before you go that far, remove the drive belt off of the water pump pulley by inserting a 1/4" ratchet into the tensioner to remove the belt)

Remove those 5 bolts and separate the housing. You now have access the the water pump. With the special tool & a 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar, turn clockwise to remove the water pump. The remainder of the steps is the reverse of removal. Make sure you use a new o-ring on the new water pump and put RTV sealant on the housing to prevent leaks. While you're at it, it's not a bad idea to replace your thermostat and hoses to make it a complete, thororugh job.

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