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Alternator froze up while driving causing the serpintine belt to brake now transmission wont go into any gear, i havn`t replaced the alt. or belt yet. any idea what happened to the trans? it was working just fine.

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You mean the shifter is stuck?, in park?or the shifter goes to each gear but the car wont move? If the shifter is stuck, check all fuses and be sure the brake lights operate.

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was not on before the new alt,? is alt new or used.?
or came on only after the new ALT?????????
my guess, is 2 failures.! (one ignored and 2nd grew)
on with engine running, guess yes.
Good question and is same answer on all cars.
1: engine rpm too low, what is yours (below 80 rpm)
2: fan belt slips. bad tension pulley (weak and old???)
3: Alt bad, or its wires bad.
4: brake level low, (@MC) or hand brake switch stuck on, or other brake failures. a plenty, scan the PCM and ABS if you have ABS.
id not drive it with the brake lamp on (Savvy?)
the battery light is really the ALT charge lamp.
it glows anytime the Charge system can not charge the battery
if you drive far like that, the engine will stall and not crank.

5: the horn fuse power the alternator, so check the horn fuse
10amp , key on, 12vdc on both sides of fuse is needed/
fyi: the meter fuse runs the charge lamp, if said lamp is dead bingo.
6: fact 2, the PCM does NOT run the Alternator on the 3.2L .
7: alternator case not grounded right.
8: battery is bad, causing alternator to drop off line
9: battery cables bad, at the 4ends or they are bad.
10: the plug on the rear of alt is bad or its wires or pins rusty.


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This is a set of general instructions. Steps may vary depending on the specific vehicle you are working on.

1. Place fender covers over the fenders

2. Disconnect the battery ground cable

3. Disconnect and label the wiring harness connections to the alternator (Painters Masking tape works very well for labeling automotive wiring).

If you vehicle is equipped with the belt tensioner:

4. Insert a 3/8th " ratchet wrench or a serpentine belt tool in the square located on the tensioner

5. Put pressure on the tensioner toward the center of the engine and move the belt off the Alternator pulley.

6. Loosen the alternator Pivot bolt and the bolt that attaches the alternator to the adjustment arm

If you vehicle does not have a belt tensioner:

4. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt.

5. Remove the bolt that attaches the alternator to the adjustment arm.

6. Rotate the alternator to loosen the drive belt and disengage the belt from the pulley. Be careful that any spacers that are used in mounting are kept with their original bolts. This will make correct reinstallation much easier.


7. While supporting the alternator remove the pivot bolt.

8. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

9.

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What is the quickest and easist way to replace the alternator and put the serpintine belt back on?


here is step by step instruction on how to replace you alternator. please do not forget to rate and comment abotu your experience with fixya today 3.8L (VIN 1) Supercharged Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine drive belt from the alternator, as outlined in Section 1 of this manual.
  3. Detach the electrical connections from the alternator.
  4. Unfasten the alternator mounting bolt and mounting bolt and nut.
  5. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
    To install:
    1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and secure with the mounting nut and bolt. Tighten to 5 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
    2. Install the remaining mounting bolt and tighten to 5 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
    3. Attach the alternator connections. Tighten the output terminal nut to 66 inch lbs. (7.5 Nm).
    4. Install the serpentine drive belt.
    5. Connect the negative battery cable.
3.8L (VIN 3, C & L) Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Using a suitable breaker bar or ratchet, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise, then remove the serpentine drive belt. For more information regarding serpentine drive belt removal, please refer to Section 1 of this manual.
  3. If necessary, remove the fuel rail cover.
  4. While supporting the alternator, remove the mounting bolts.
  5. Tilt the alternator forward, then label and detach the electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
  7. To install:
    1. Support the alternator in position, then install the alternator.
    2. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 1 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
    3. Attach the electrical connectors at the back of the alternator. Tighten the alternator output terminal nut to 93 inch lbs. (10.5 Nm) for 1987-92 vehicles, or to 66 inch lbs. (7.5 Nm) for 1993-94 vehicles.
    4. If removed, install the fuel rail cover.
    5. Install the serpentine drive belt and rotate the tensioner into position.
    6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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