Removal & Installation
Rotate the tensioner and remove the belt from around the alternator pulley
Detach the 2 connectors from the alternator
Slide the boot up to access the battery cable on the rear of the alternator
Remove the nut retaining the battery cable and . . .
. . . remove the battery cable from the post on the rear of the alternator
Remove the three alternator rear mounting bolts
Remove the two front alternator mounting bolts
Remove the alternator from the engine by carefully lifting it up and out of the engine compartment
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Tag and disconnect the wiring connectors from the rear (or side) of the alternator. To disconnect push-on type terminals, depress the lock tab and pull straight off.
On 3.8L and 4.6L engines, rotate the automatic tensioner away from the drive belt and disengage the drive belt from the alternator pulley. Remove the alternator brace.
On 3.8L engines, remove the alternator pivot bolts, top and bottom and remove the alternator.
On 5.0L engines, loosen the alternator pivot bolt and remove the adjusting bolt. Disengage the drive belt from the alternator pulley.
On 3.8L and 5.0L engines, remove the alternator pivot bolt and the alternator. On 4.6L engines, remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. On 4.6L engines, tighten the alternator mounting bolts to 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm) and the alternator brace bolts to 70–106 inch lbs. (8–12 Nm). In addition, on 5.0L engines, adjust the drive belt tension