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We have the alternator unhooked, but cannot find how to remove it. No space is big enough. What is the procedure for removal, where is the place or what else has to be removed in order to make space to take the alternator out and put the new alternator back in?

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  • cbjrpj Sep 12, 2010

    1994 Mitshubishi Diamante thank u! :)

  • cbjrpj Sep 12, 2010

    the air intake is on the opposite side of the engine of the alternator. this answer does not assist. the alternator is already detached, but cannot be removed from it's space. Any other thoughts?
    Thank you!



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Kindly mention the year, make and model of the car?


Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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    taran_2005 Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    1 Disconnect the negative battery cable of your 1994 Diamante with an open-end wrench and move the cable so that it does not come into contact with any metal parts.
    2 Lift the front passenger side of the vehicle with a floor jack until you can place a jack stand under the front axle and the lower the vehicle onto the jack stand.
    3 Locate the air intake hose on the top of the engine and disconnect it from the air cleaner so that you can gain access to the alternator at the back passenger side of the engine.
    4 Find the tensioner bolt on the alternator and loosen it with a socket wrench until you can take the alternator belt off the pulleys and set it aside.
    5 Slide underneath the vehicle and locate the electrical wiring harness of the alternator. Use a socket wrench to detach the electrical wires from the alternator.
    6 Remove the upper and lower mounting bolts on the alternator by disconnecting them with a socket wrench and then taking the alternator out of the engine.
    7 Position the new alternator into the engine brackets and secure by tightening the upper and lower mounting bolts with a socket wrench.
    8 Reattach the electrical wire harness with a socket wrench to the alternator and then place the alternator belt back around the pulleys and tighten by using the socket wrench on alternator tensioner bolt.
    9 Secure the air intake hose to the air cleaner on top of the engine and lift the car with the floor jack to remove the jack stand.
    10 Lower the Diamante back down to the floor and reconnect the negative battery cable to the battery with the open end wrench.
    11 Start the engine to verify that the alternator is working properly. When you are satisfied, shut the motor off.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    The above procedure is taken directly from a published manual.

    First, disconnect the battery and unplug the alternator, then loosen and
    remove the main serpentine belt. The alternator is bolted onto the
    engine quite securely with a bracket that runs over the top. This
    bracket has two bolts on top, and one on the side that's quite difficult
    to get to (use a small ratchet). Hold the assembly in place so it
    doesn't fall while you unbolt the mounting bracket from the alternator;
    remove the bracket, then the alternator.

    To re-install the alternator, put the alternator in first, then bolt the
    bracket back onto it. Bolt the whole thing securely onto the engine,
    then replace the serpentine belt (don't make it too tight!). Plug the
    alternator in, reconnect the battery, and it should be good to go!

    I could try to find the pics of the same.

    Let me know,if this still does not help.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



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