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Trying to remove the alternator from under the engine on the right side what needs to be done and what tools do i need

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You will need Box spanners to execute the work but with the availability of double end spanners and ring spanners based on your ease of work it will be an added advantage.
remove the clamps fitting the alternator to release, remove belt , disconnect wires ( while making a note) and removing .

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Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

Remove the engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .

Remove the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side .

Remove the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

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Need to change the alternator on a 2001 sunfire,2.4 engine,how do i do that?

Things You'll Need:
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  • Serpentine belt removal tool
  • 3/8-inch ratchet
  • 3/8-inch metric socket set
  1. Turn off the engine and place the transmission in park (automatic) or first gear (manual). Engage the parking brake and open the hood. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery terminal using the battery terminal wrench.

  2. Remove the serpentine belt by inserting the end of the serpentine belt tool into the square hole on the belt tensioner and rotating the removal tool clockwise. Unplug the alternator's electrical connector. Remove the bolt holding the positive voltage cable to the alternator using a 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Remove the positive voltage cable from the alternator.

  3. Remove the alternator bracket bolts using a metric socket connected to a 3/8-inch ratchet. Remove the alternator from the car. Place the new alternator in the mounting brackets and reinstall the mounting bolts using a 3/8-inch ratchet connected to a metric socket.

  4. Reinstall the positive voltage cable on the alternator and tighten the retaining nut using a 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket. Plug in the alternator's electrical connector. Compress the serpentine belt tensioner using the serpentine belt tool. Reinstall the serpentine belt according to the belt-routing diagram located under the hood.

  5. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery using the battery terminal wrench. Start the engine and verify that the alternator works.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Engine cover
    • Front/right-side engine undercover
    • Drive belt
    • Alternator harness connector
    • Engine ground wire from top mount
    • Alternator upper and lower mounting bolts
  3. Set the alternator aside and remove the top mount.
  4. Remove the alternator.
To Install:

  1. Slide alternator in place.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Alternator top mount
    • Alternator upper and lower mounting bolts
    • Engine ground wire from top mount
    • Alternator harness connector
    • Drive belt
    • Front/right-side engine undercover
    • Engine cover
    • Negative battery cable
V6-3.5L (VQ35) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain coolant from the radiator into a suitable container.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Radiator
    • Front/right-side engine under cover
    • Drive belt
    • Idler pulley
    • Alternator adjustable top mount
    • Alternator lower mount bolt and nuts
    • Alternator lower front bracket bolt
    • Alternator harness connectors
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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    • Alternator harness connectors
    • Alternator lower front bracket bolt
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    • Alternator adjustable top mount
    • Idler pulley
    • Drive belt
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  2. Replace the engine coolant.
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The battery and the alternator, need replacing on a 2006 6cyclinder, Taurus. I have the parts, and tools, I just never worked on a newer car before. I need a print out of instructions, please!!

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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt
  3. Remove the fasteners and move the degas bottle aside.
  4. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
  5. Remove the brace and the alternator mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the alternator from the engine.
To Install:
  1. Install the alternator on the engine. Tighten the lower and right brace bolt to 18 lb-ft. (25 Nm) and the left brace bolt to 35 lb-ft. (48 Nm).
  2. Connect the wiring to the alternator.
  3. Install the degas bottle in the original position.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the power steering hose bracket nut from the alternator mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the upper alternator mounting bolts. NOTE: The left side bolt will come out with the alternator.
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the right front wheel.
  7. Remove the right inner fender splash shield.
  8. Remove the screws and the alternator splash shield
  9. Remove the torque converter inspection cover.
  10. Install the flywheel holding tool. holdingtool.gif
  11. Remove the bolt and the crankshaft pulley. NOTE: The crankshaft pulley bolt has a reverse thread. The crankshaft pulley and bolt are a molded composite and are one piece.
  12. Lower the alternator to allow access to the electrical connectors.
  13. Disconnect the crankshaft sensor.
  14. Release the oxygen sensor connector locator from the bracket.
  15. Remove the lower alternator bolt.
  16. Disconnect the regulator electrical connector.
  17. Disconnect the remaining wiring from the alternator and remove the alternator
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  1. Position the alternator on the engine while making the necessary electrical connections.
  2. Connect the voltage regulator electrical connector.
  3. Install oxygen sensor connector locator in bracket.
  4. Connect crankshaft sensor.
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  10. Install the inner fender splash shield.
  11. Install the right front wheel.
  12. Install the torque converter inspection cover.
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14. Install the power steering hose bracket nut from the alternator mounting bolt.
  15. Install accessory drive belt.
  16. Connect the battery ground cable.
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Need to replace the alternator in a 1998 isuzu rodeo

I have a 1998 Rodeo and just replaced the alternator. If I may make a suggestion, pay someone to do this. It took two of us 4 hours to replace. I am not a certified mechanic, but I know a few things about cars. I thought that I would replace it myself and save a little money! Big mistake. It is EXTREMELY hard to get too and there is NO room to work. Once you get it out, you would think that the new one would just slip back in place, not the case. I will take the car in and have it done next time. To answer your question though, yes you need to go at it from under the right side of the engine. you will need to go from the top to loosen some of the bolts. Hope this helped! Good luck!

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How to remove alternator

Park vehicle on level ground.
2. Remove battery from vehicle.
3. Remove air cleaner outlet hose, engine under cover ( right side ) and exhaust pipe # 2 .
4. Disconnect " B " terminal wire and coupler from the Alternator ( Generator ) .
5. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) belt.

6. Remove power steering pump. Do not disconnect hoses.
6. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) cover.
7. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) bracket mounting bolts.
8. Remove Alternator ( Generator ).

Power Steering pump has three bolts- 2 behind the pulley at 12 and 6 o'clock and one bolt on the back.

Once you get the power steering pump out of the way you can remove the last bolt on the alternator

Ok...I did not remove axle or disconnect hoses on power steering...I did unbolt power steering pump and moved off to side.

after that I disconnected sensor on throttle body and very carefully lifted alternator through the top where your air intake assembly would have been at, right next to A.C. refrigerant lines.It takes a minute , you HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE SENSOR!!

However it is a lot faster that taking off drive shaft and exhaust pipe!

If you go to AutoZone .com they have exploded diagrams of the parts you have to take off and they will show you bolt locations, the power steering pump bolt at 6 o'clock drove me crazy.

P.S. Get a ratcheting 12 mil wrench, it's a life and knuckle saver!!

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