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What type of vehicle are you attempting to take the alternator out of? If this vehicle is a Ford, you have to remove the passenger side drive axle.

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How do i get the alternator out of the engine bay on my 03 2.7 CRD grand cherokee

some engine bay huh ..thats a jeep for you

held on by two long bolts

would think if you cant get it out from the bottom

lots of parts will need parts/plastics
will need to be undone to get the space to take it out
through the top




Sep 04, 2016 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How do I change alternator

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  • replace-alternator-ford-mercury-800x800.jpgThe alternator in a Ford or Mercury is usually found on the left side of the engine bay.
    The alternator inside the engine bay of any Ford or Mercury vehicle serves essentially the same purpose as the generator did in older cars; it is the electrical power plant for your automobile, turning the mechanical energy of your engine into electrical energy you can use to run your headlights, taillights, radio, etc. When the alternator no longer works properly you will begin to lose the ability to use these electrical systems and the battery will no longer be recharged. Soon, you will not be able to start your car. Have a question? Get an answer from a mechanic now!

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    • New alternator for your car's make, model and year
      • 1 Open the hood and disconnect the negative (black) battery cable from the negative terminal on the car's battery.
      • 2 Pull the belt off of the alternator pulley by first turning the tensioner pulley (just under the alternator) clockwise, using a socket wrench, then using your hand to pull the belt off of the alternator pulley.
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      • 3 Disconnect the two wiring harnesses from the alternator. Both of them simply snap in, so just depress the tabs and pull out the harnesses.
      • 4 Unbolt the three bolts holding the alternator in place, using your socket wrench.
      • 5 Remove the old alternator and replace it with the new alternator. Bolt it into place with the three bolts you removed in the previous step.
      • 6 Push the two wiring harnesses into the new alternator.
      • 7 Turn the tensioner pulley clockwise again, using the socket wrench, then place the belt back over the alternator pulley.
      • 8 Reconnect the negative battery cable to the negative battery cable.

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    Nov 21, 2014 | 2003 Mercury Mountaineer

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    How to remove alternator on RX350

    Follow the below steps to remove the alternator from RX 350.
    1) Disconnect the negative battery lead from the car battery terminal and remove the engine cover to access the alternator and accessory drive belt.
    2) Loosen the 14 mm bolt on the accessory drive belt tensioner pulley. Take the free hand and grasp the belt while pulling away from the tensioner pulley. This will release the tensioner pulley and allow the belt to be removed.
    3) Disconnect the electrical plug connected to the alternator by prying the locking tab loose with the regular screwdriver.
    4) Remove the 14 mm through bolt from the alternator using the 14 mm wrench or socket. Support the alternator with the free hand until bolt is removed completely. Slide alternator out of the engine bay.
    If you do need to replace your alternator this site looks like it has cheap prices, free shipping and great reviews

    Jun 25, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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    Alternator removal

    Hi Mike, disconnect the battery and then disconnect the plug from the socket at the rear of the alternator and then the battery feeder cable. Loosen the lock nut which is fitted at a ninety degree angle to the adjuster on the top flange. Loosen the adjuster and then the through bolt underneath the alternator. The alternator is now ready to be lifted out. Regards John

    Jun 20, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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    Where is alternator located in the engine compartment?

    Are these guys SERIOUS??


    The alternator is accessed from UNDER the vehicle LEFT SIDE facing the engine bay.


    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    2. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator adjusting nut.

    3. Turn the front wheels completely to the right, then raise and safely support the vehicle.

    4. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the plastic lower splash shield.

    5. Unfasten the alternator field circuit wiring connector. You must squeeze the locking tab to release it.

    6. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.

    7. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt, but do not remove it.

    8. Remove the alternator drive belt. The alternator spill shield does not have to be removed.

    9. If necessary, remove the bottom pivot bolt and anti-rotation tab.

    10. Unfasten the three mounting pivot bracket bolts, then remove the pivot bolt and bracket.

    11. Holding the alternator in one hand, remove the adjustment nut then slide the alternator off the T-bolt. The T-bolt does not have to be removed. Lower the alternator and remove through the wheel well.

    12. You may need to use a C-clamp to drive the sleeve into the mounting ear for installation clearance.

    13. Position the alternator in the vehicle, sliding it onto the T-bolt. Install the adjusting nut.

    14. Install the bracket and pivot bolt, then install the three mounting pivot bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

    15. If removed, install the anti-rotation tab and bottom pivot bolt hand-tight.

    16. Install the alternator drive belt.

    17. Tighten the alternator pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

    18. Install the B+ terminal wire and nut. Tighten the nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).

    19. Attach the alternator field circuit wiring connector, making sure the locking tabs are engaged.

    20. Install the splash shield, then carefully lower the vehicle.

    21. Tighten the adjusting nut.

    22. Connect the negative battery cable. Adjust the alternator belt.


    Feb 07, 2011 | 1998 Dodge Neon

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    Can't remove the alternator! How do you remove the alternator on a Ford Focus 2001 without unbolt the engine mount?

    The other option, but be warned could cause damage to the motor mounts, is to use a cherry picker to lift the engine up enough to clear the alternator from the engine bay.

    Sep 11, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

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    How do i change the alternator on a 1998 mitsubishi montero sport

    Disconnect the battery negative cable.
    Remove 12mm (3) and 14mm (4) bolts holding skidplate on and remove skidplate
    Loosen the 14mm nut on the tensioner, then unscrew the tensioner adjuster bolt until the belt can slide off.
    Unplug the alternator electrical connector.
    Unbolt the alternator cable lug (12mm or 13mm depending on alternator manufacturer)
    Remove lower 12mm bolt
    Remove upper 14mm pivot bolt
    Use large screwdriver to pry alternator off bracket, it pinches on when the pivot bolt is tightened.
    Drop alternator out bottom of engine bay; helps to unbolt or bend transmission cooler lines out of the way.

    Feb 09, 2010 | 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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    How do i remove an alternator from a land rover td4? the alternator is disconnected but i can't remove it from the engine bay.

    you will need to remove the under engine protection cover ,2 bolts at front 2 at back. or remove the inner wheel protection cover 3 screws.easier from underneath.

    Oct 11, 2009 | 2003 Land Rover Freelander

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    I need to find out how to remove the alternator from my 2002 Kia Spectra

    The steps to replace an alternator are:
    1. Do the following through the passenger side of the engine bay of course with the hood up.
    2. First and most important is to disconnect the negative connection to the battery (driver side).
    3. Using a 12mm socket loosen the tension adjusting screw and bracket screw. Using a 10mm socket or open end remove wirings. Pinched other connector to remove.
    4. Using 14mm socket with 3/8 drive ratchet remove the big bolt on the lower side of the alternator.
    5. You might need some help from a pipe for extra leverage.
    6. Remove all parts that will hinder the removal of the alternator.For example the charcoal cannister on the firewall just slide up.
    7. Ease the alternator through the opening by turning the alternator untile it can pass through the opening.

    Sep 19, 2009 | 2002 Kia Spectra

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    Yes it is possible but it requires removing and moving the plastic container right by the alternator, it's been a while since I did one and I can't remember if it is the power steering reservoir or the radiator expansion bottle. It's easy enough to release the container and let it hang on the hoses.
    You will need some 3/8" and 1/4" drive sockets to release the bottom pivot bolt of the alternator because the engine is so close to the right hand inner wing panel.
    Once you get the alternator free, I found it easier to remove the front engine mounting bolts from where they screw into the right hand chassis leg and pull the engine a fraction forward to allow you to lift the alternator out from the top, dropping the alternator down to get it from under the car really wasn't an option. The whole lot seemed to be shoe horned into the engine bay to me.
    Take the engine mounting bolts out of the chassis leg and not the engine, the alloy casting of the engine is not the best I have seen and someone had butchered the one I worked on resulting in having to put helicoils in the mounting holes of the engine in order to screw the engine mounting back on.
    Removing the chassis/engine mount screws will give you just enough room to lift out the alternator and you can actually pull the engine forward enough with one hand, you don't have to move the engine much and it isn't that heavy I promise.

    Aug 23, 2008 | 2000 Ford Focus

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