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I can not get the alternator out

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    yadayada May 14, 2010

    have u tried taking it out the bottom?


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I did not even remove the joint shaft. Take it out at the top. remove the bolts and bracket from the bottom and you can bring it out thru the top. Had to disconnect vacuum from firewall. Simpler procedure!!!

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Ok im a mazda tech i won a price for doing this for mazda
alot of techs were taking off the drive shaft and mazda was paying to much for the warranty labor haha

loose and remove the alternator and move it out of the way
from the alternator braket
what going to do next is remove the alternator braket its 3 or 4 bolts
remove joint shaft too
remove it completely and you can remove the alternator its a snug fit but its been done and going back in its the same prossedure alternator in first and braket next
braket torque bolts to 29 to 41 ft lbs

Posted on May 14, 2010

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SOURCE: how to remove alternator in a mazda tribute

You didn't post your engine size so please choose the one that is applicable:

To Remove:

  1. Disconnect the battery cables.
  2. Remove the drive belt using the following procedure:
    • The serpentine accessory drive belt on this engine follows a complicated path and, if equipped with A/C could involve as many as seven pulleys. The belt must be installed properly. Some vehicles have an underhood label showing the proper belt path. It is good practice to take the time to sketch a drawing of the belt’s path BEFORE removing it. This will save much time and effort at reassembly.
    • Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    • Remove the right front wheel and tire.
    • Remove the bolts retaining the right front lower splash shield and set the shield aside.
    • Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.

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SOURCE: Where is the ignition coil pack located on 2002

The ignition power pack and (aka ignition coil) is located on the 2004 Mazda MPV at the end of each spark plug wire on top of the spark plug. The front ones are easy to replace and all 3 can be done in about 30 min. The back ones are another issue. I had to take off the intake manifold on the top of the engine to get to them. This was about a 5 hour job. The installation of the new unit is pretty simple once you gain access to them. you simply disconnect a clip on wire and take out one screw and reverse the process to put in the new ones. Factory units run about $80 each. You can get them at other locations in after markets for as low as $55. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: Loud whining noise on left turn (Mazda Tribute 04)

sounds like a wheel bearing maybe faulty from your text it sounds like it could be the osf you could try jacking vehicle up with engine off handbrake applied and in neutral spin the wheel and see if it makes noise or wiggle it to see if it has any play possibly take off greade cap and see if any grease in bearing /

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You need a pair of U shaped unlocking tools. They are available at stereo installer stores, or even best buy, I fabricated a set out of a coat hanger! You pop the bezel off around the radio, and the release tools get inserted on the left and right sides of the radio deck

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SOURCE: how to change spark plugs on 2002 mazda tribute

See the tips section of my profile. I have complete instructions for the V6.

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