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Cannot remove the back bolt on my alternator to close to the firewall is there a special tool. 1999 pontica montana van

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First, remove the negative battery cable. Then remove the wires off of the alternator then the bolts that hold it on and then remove the alternator. The schematic for the serpentine belt should be on the fan shroud. If not, draw one before removing it. Don't rely on memory.

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You should not need any "special tools" to replace the bearings. You will need an assortment of hand tools and a socket large enough for the axle nut.

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both front bearings have a connector, disconnect it, clean in with electrical cleaner and plug it back in, I fixed mine like that, it really works.

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I just would likke to know how many bolts/nuts secure alternator on a 2002 pontiac montana van ?

Most cars have two - one to hold unit in place and the other on an arm that you can adjust the position and tighten the belt around the pulley to specs.

Sep 14, 2016 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

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Tilting the Engine

Set the parking brake and then put the shifter in neutral so you will not damage the transmission. Remove both upper engine mounts, They make a special tool for this but its a little expensive so I just use a ratchet strap. Hook one end to the engine and the other to something solid on the front of the engine compartment. Pull the strap as tight as you can and then ratchet the engine forward as much as you can. It won't give you enough room to remove the alternator, but it will help give you room to take off what you need to to get it out.

Jan 09, 2013 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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How to take out an altanator on a 1999 pontiac montana

    • Detach the negative battery cable from the battery of the Pontiac Montana with an open end wrench and move the cable so that it is not touching any metal objects.
    • 2Locate the alternator in the front of the engine on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The alternator will be on the top, side of the engine with a belt running to the crankshaft pulley.
    • 3Unfasten the electrical wire connector from the alternator by using a socket wrench to undo the nut and take the electrical wire connector off the terminal.
    • 4Loosen the bolts holding the alternator in place with a socket wrench just enough so that you can move the alternator on the bracket, and take the alternator belt off the pulley. Note: Do not remove the belt from the crankshaft pulley.
    • 5Undo both bolts on the alternator with a socket wrench until you can remove the bolts completely and take the alternator out of the bracket, removing it entirely from the engine compartment.
    • 6Position the new alternator in the bracket and slide the bolts back into place, tightening the bolts with a socket wrench until you can just barely slide the alternator on the bracket.
    • 7Place the alternator belt around the alternator pulley and check the position of the belt around both the crankshaft and alternator pulleys to verify that it is seated properly.
    • 8Place a crow bar between the alternator and engine block and pull back on the alternator with the bar to add tension to the belt.
    • 9Tighten the bolts on the alternator with a socket wrench while you keep the tension on the alternator belt.
    • 10Reattach the electrical wire connector to the alternator terminal by placing the connector and the nut on the terminal and securing with a socket wrench.
    • 11Connect the negative battery cable to the battery of the Pontiac Montana with an open end wrench.

Oct 04, 2012 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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Replace alternator 2004 pontiac montana

Remove one 8mm bolt and loosen the other on the wiper linkage swing it out of the way remove the belt should have a square hole that a 3/8 rachet will fit. Take the one 15mm bolt out at bottom toward the front on van (horazontal) then two 15mm @ rear they r staggered and are vertical... One plug and one batt wire(13mm) n u should b out with it... Hope this helps!!!! Good luck!!!!

Nov 19, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Montana

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Bad pulley and belt

If it's the big one on the bottom, that's not uncommon; it's called a harmonic balancer, and you'll need a special puller (available fairly inexpensively) to get it off. Make sure the big bolt in the middle is properly torqued afterwards; if it's not tight enough, it'll come loose - and the pulley will rock back and forth, eat up the end of the crank and cost you some big bucks. If it's the one at the very top, that's the power steering pump - you'll have to get that pulley at the dealer, and it also needs a special tool (a different one from the harmonic balancer puller) for removal and installation. The small idlers usually have bearing failures rather than "come apart", but they're easy to replace.

Nov 18, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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First, remove the negative battery cable. Then remove the wires off of the alternator then the bolts that hold it on and then remove the alternator. The schematic for the serpentine belt should be on the fan shroud. If not, draw one before removing it. Don't rely on memory.

Feb 25, 2011 | Pontiac Montana Cars & Trucks

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How do i change a alternator for a escort van 1.8 diesel van

This is for a 1999 1.8 Diesel 55 Escort Van.

You have to remove a few parts but its not a major dilema. Almost all work needs to be carried out from under the van, so it needs jacking up.

1. Disconnect battery. Loosen bolts on FR wheel, jack up high and take wheel off. MAKE SURE HANDBRAKE IS ON AND WORKING!!!

2. Inside the wheel arch is a cover that goes over the alternator, three bolts to remove.

3. From under the van you will see a tension wheel keeping the belt tight. It requires a star shaped fitting to loosen, if you dont have one you can use a small ratchet piece that grips it.

4. Once belt is loose remove the two nuts holding the tension wheel in place. Keep to one side and remember how it goes back.

5. You now have access to the three bolts holding the alternator in place. Its tight and a little tricky but persevere and they will come out.

6. Wiggle the old unit out, unbolt the two wires on the alternator, bolt back onto the new unit.

7. Do the rest in reverse. When putting tension back on the belt do not over tighten, belt should just feel firm.

Remember to connect the battery again! And use a volt meter to test battery. You should get around 14v with engine running.


Aug 16, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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Unplug the alternator remove ground to motor.
Remove serpentine belt.
remove 2 bolts which hold alternator.
replace reverse of removal.
4 out of 10 difficulty.
Only special tool you will need is a wrench long enough to pull back the tensioner.
See the radiator support for location of tensioner and serpentine routing.
While its off, i would suggest replacing the belt too.

Dec 26, 2008 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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Jun 06, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Montana

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