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How to replace alternator on 2000 3.0 mitisbishi eclipse

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the headlamp washer reservoir tank.
  3. Remove the condenser fan and upper radiator insulator.
  4. Loosen the tensioner pulley and remove the alternator drive belt.
  5. Remove the alternator upper and lower mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the alternator support bracket mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the alternator support bracket from the vehicle.
  8. Disconnect the alternator wiring harness.
  9. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Install the alternator to the vehicle and connect the wiring harness.
  2. Install the alternator support bracket to the vehicle and tighten the bracket mounting bolts to specifications.
  3. Position the alternator on the mounting bracket. Install and tighten the mounting bolt and nut to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  4. Reinstall the drive belt and adjust the tensioner until the proper belt tension is achieved.
  5. Install the upper radiator insulator and condenser fan.
  6. Install the headlamp washer reservoir tank.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the charging system for proper operation.

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