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Trying to remove an alternator from 1997 Chevy Suburban 15500 5.0L. Have removed 2 bolts, belt, and wiring but still unalbe to move. Not sure how many bolts are involveld or other restrictions? help

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  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    97 suburban alternator, have removed both bolts...is their a third?

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    Same issue, don't know WTH else to pull?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I am trying to remove the alternator from my 1998 Suburban 5.7. Removed two bolts and alternator still will not move.

  • woodystephen May 02, 2009

    i am puzzled. i have removed 2 bolts wiring harness and dont know what else to do. can anyone help with removing a 1997 silverado alternator?

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Thought the same for my 99 burb alternator just took my crowbar and pryed it up slowly and it worked. Yea it gets snug and you feel like another bolt is holding it but there isnt one.

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You may need to spray alittle W-D 40 where the bolts were then pry it up gently it in there very tight.

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Veiw of 97 nissan maxima altenator on motor


Alternator

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TESTING

The easiest way to test the performance of the alternator is to perform a regulated voltage test.

  1. Start the engine and allow it to reach operating temperature.
  2. Connect a voltmeter between the positive and negative terminals of the battery.
  3. Voltage should be 14.1-14.7 volts.
  4. If voltage is higher or lower than specification, connect a voltmeter between the battery positive (B+) voltage output terminal of the alternator and a good engine ground.
  5. Voltage should be 14.1-14.7 volts.
  6. If voltage is still out of specification, a problem exists in the alternator or voltage regulator.
  7. If voltage is now within specification, a problem exists in the wiring to the battery or in the battery itself.

Many automotive parts stores have alternator bench testers available for use by customers. An alternator bench test is the most definite way to determine the condition of your alternator.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1993-94 Models
See Figures 1 through 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, for safety purposes.
  2. Remove the right side splash guard from under the vehicle.
  3. Disconnect the alternator lead wires and connections. Label them if you are unsure of their locations.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The large positive lead connection is protected by a rubber boot


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Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure the alternator ground wire is also removed

  1. Loosen the drive belt adjusting bolt and slip the belt off the pulley.
  2. Remove the lower adjustment bolt, followed by the upper pivot bolt.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the lower adjustment bolt ...


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Fig. Fig. 4: ... followed by the upper pivot bolt. Make sure you support the alternator

  1. Lower the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Using a C-clamp and a socket, push the upper pivot bushing back in it's bore until it bottoms out.



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Fig. Fig. 5: Using a C-clamp to push in the pivot bushing will make installation easier

  1. Raise the alternator into the engine bracket, and push the upper pivot bolt all the way through the bracket to support it.
  2. Install the lower adjustment bolt, followed by the upper pivot nut.
  3. Place the belt on the alternator pulley, and tighten the belt.
  4. Tighten the upper and lower mounting bolts.
  5. Engage the alternator lead wires and connections.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Start the vehicle, and check for proper operation.
  8. Readjust the belt tension, if necessary. Install the lower splash guard.

1995-98 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. Remove the splash guard on the right side of the vehicle.
  3. Loosen the alternator belt idler pulley.
  4. Slip the drive belt off the alternator pulley.
  5. Remove the four air conditioning compressor mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the radiator fan and fan shroud.
  7. Move the air conditioning compressor forward.
  8. Disconnect the alternator harness connector.
  9. Remove the alternator mounting bolts, and lower the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Hold the alternator in place and install the mounting bolts.
  2. Plug in the alternator harness connector.
  3. Move the air conditioning compressor back into location.
  4. Install the radiator cooling fan and shroud.
  5. Install the air conditioning compressor mounting bolts.
  6. Place the drive belt on the alternator pulley.
  7. Tighten the drive belt to the proper tension with the idler pulley.
  8. Install the splash guard.
  9. Connect the negative battery terminal.

Proper belt tension is important. A belt that is too tight may cause alternator bearing failure; one that is too loose will cause a gradual battery discharge and/or belt slippage, resulting in belt breakage from overheating.

Mar 16, 2013 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

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How do you remove the alternator on a 2001 continental


2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine

Alternator replacement

1. Disconnect negative battery cable

2. Drain radiator coolant until coolant has drained from overflow bottle

3. Disconnect overflow hose at bottle

4. Remove 2 top power steering reservoir bolts and position reservoir out of the way

5. Disconnect coolant level sensor and bottom hose from coolant overflow bottle

6. Remove retaining nut and bolt

7. Remove coolant overflow bottle

8. Remove drive belt

9. Remove 4 fasteners from top alternator bracket and remove bracket

10. Remove attachment bolts and alternator from vehicle

11. To install reverse proceedure

12. Fill radiator and overflow bottle

13. Bleed air from cooling system

Feb 26, 2011 | Lincoln Continental Cars & Trucks

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2003 Chevy Suburban-replace alternator


Ok, Alternators are a breeze on these things. There are two bolts that hold it on, and 2 sets of wires. If you haven't taken anything apart yet, and the belt is still on it, here's what to do. You will want one of those rubber or elastic bungee cords, about 2 and a half feet long(this makes it easy). Hook that bungee cord to your hood somewhere, so that it hangs down. Hook the other end on the serpentine belt right next to the alternator pulley. If you need to prop the hood up with a stick or something to keep it up, do so. Pull up on the belt, and watch the pulleys. The one that probably has a plastic pulley on it that moves up and down(this is the tensioner) is the one that you'll put a deep well socket in the middle of with a ratchet, and turn counterclockwise. This will make the belt go loose. Now you can work the belt off the alternator pulley, and once you get it off, the bungee cord will keep it in place, so you don't have to look at the diagram. Otherwise, if it comes off, there is a sticker just under the hood either on the fan shroud or the radiator support that has the belt diagram. Now, you can disconnect the battery, pull the rubber boot down off the nut and post on the back of the alternator, remove the nut and wire, and then unhook the wire from the side of the alternator. Now, you can remove the two bolts that hold the alternator on. You Will need to pry the alternator off at this point, as it fits really tightly in place. A socket extension or a large flat screwdriver works really well for this. Once you get it off, put the new one on exactly as you took the old one off. Note, you will have to release your tension on the tensioner at some point; i just ease it down, or if I can pull it off, wedge it somewhere where it won't loosen very far. Remember, on the tensioner, you're not trying to take the nut off. All you're doing is using it to move the tensioner arm. That's all there is to this job. Sometimes it can be stubborn with the prying part, especially getting it into place. Hope this is what you're after, and if you need more info, leave a comment for me.

Feb 22, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

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How to remove alternator from 1997 Chrysler Concorde?


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3.3L Engine

  1. Disconnect the battery negative - cable.
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Fig. Wiring and nut locations



  1. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  2. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  3. Loosen the adjusting T-bolt, but do not remove it.
  4. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
  5. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  6. Remove the adjusting T-bolt, pivot bolt, and mounting bolt, be careful not to loose the spacer.
  7. Remove the alternator.
To install:
  1. Attach the alternator to the support bracket. Tighten all bracket and alternator (except for the wiring nuts) bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  3. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  4. Connect the negative - battery cable.

3.5L Engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lower mounting bolt but do not remove it.
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
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  1. Loosen the belt adjusting bolt.
  2. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  3. Remove the bracket.
  4. Remove the lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator.
  6. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  7. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
To install:
  1. Attach the alternator and bracket to the engine, then tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Install and tighten the B+ terminal nut and wire to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm) onto the new alternator.
  4. Connect the alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Nov 03, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler Concorde

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How do I remove alternator on a 2002 suburban


Disconnect neg battery cable, then unplug wire harness on altenator. Then remove bolts to remove. When putting back on, put altenator on first, then belt. There will be a tensioner pulley that you can pry down or pull up with breaker bar and socket to get belt back on. Try to keep belt in place as much as possible with altenator out so you won't loose track of the routing.

You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual with everything you could need for this car.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Suburban

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How do I change the alternator in my vw polo p reg 97 1.4 petrol car.


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Alternator belt routing — all except VR6, with power steering, no A/C


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator. If necessary, mark the wires with tape or other means to ensure they are connected properly upon installation.
  3. Loosen the belt tension, and remove the drive belt from the alternator. On VR6 (AAA) engines only, remove the belt tensioner from the cylinder head.
  4. Remove the alternator adjustment bolt, followed by the pivot bolts.
  5. Carefully lift the alternator from the bracket. To install:
  6. Hold the alternator in position on the mounting bracket, and install the pivot bolt. On later engines with automatic belt tensioners, install the upper mounting bolt.
  7. Install (but do not tighten) the alternator adjustment bolt (earlier models only).
  8. Place the alternator drive belt on the pulley.
  9. Adjust belt tension and tighten the mounting and adjustment bolts as necessary.
  10. Connect the wiring to the alternator. If tape was used to identify the wires, make sure it is removed once the wires are connected.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.

Jul 15, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Replace alternator on 1999 Chevy Tracker


1; remove neg. batttery terminal.
2:remove all wires from alterator and the connector.
3: release the belt tension buy loosing all bolts on front brackets of the alternator.
4: press on alternator until it swings toward the block
5: remove belt on ALT.
6: remove all bolts holding it on.
7. remove alternator.

Apr 15, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Tracker

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How do you remove alternator from 1995 Maxima


Hope this helps!



0900c152800760af.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: The large positive lead connection is protected by a rubber boot


0900c152800760b0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure the alternator ground wire is also removed



0900c152800760b1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the lower adjustment bolt ...


0900c152800760b2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: ... followed by the upper pivot bolt. Make sure you support the alternator


0900c152800760b3.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 5: Using a C-clamp to push in the pivot bushing will make installation easier

1995-98 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. Remove the splash guard on the right side of the vehicle.
  3. Loosen the alternator belt idler pulley.
  4. Slip the drive belt off the alternator pulley.
  5. Remove the four air conditioning compressor mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the radiator fan and fan shroud.
  7. Move the air conditioning compressor forward.
  8. Disconnect the alternator harness connector.
  9. Remove the alternator mounting bolts, and lower the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Hold the alternator in place and install the mounting bolts.
  2. Plug in the alternator harness connector.
  3. Move the air conditioning compressor back into location.
  4. Install the radiator cooling fan and shroud.
  5. Install the air conditioning compressor mounting bolts.
  6. Place the drive belt on the alternator pulley.
  7. Tighten the drive belt to the proper tension with the idler pulley.
  8. Install the splash guard.
  9. Connect the negative battery terminal.

Apr 08, 2009 | 1995 Nissan Maxima

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How to replace a alternator in a 97 chevy suburban


remove the belt, disconnect the battery, disconnect the alternator wiring harness then there should be 3 bolts attaching the alternator, 2 short bolts and 1 long bolt

Dec 01, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Suburban

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Replace alternator


Remove the neg. {black} battery cable. Disconect the two sets of wires from the alternator {one is bolted onto a post, the other is a plug}. Remove the tension on the belt buy moving the tensioner with a wrench or the special tool. {the tensioner is a pulley on a spring loaded arm bolted to the block, refer to the belt routing sticker under the hood} Remove the three or four bolts that mount the alternetor and remove it. The instal is the reverse of removal, the belt tension is self adjusting. Make sure the battery is charged.

May 15, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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