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Removed all things connected to alternator.. Just 1 bolt on the back will not give.. Any ideas??

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Once the determination is made that the alternator is at fault, off vehicle testing can be used to determine the defective component inside the alternator.
See Figures 1 through 11
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the drive belt.
  3. If necessary, remove any splash shielding for easier access to the alternator.

Fig. 1: For easiest access to the alternator assembly, first remove the splash shield mounting fasteners ...


Fig. 2: ... then swing it out of the way for access to the alternator assembly


Fig. 3: View of the alternator electrical connections-(A) battery positive, (B) field terminals, (C) wire harness hold down, (D) ground terminal

  1. Tag and disengage the alternator wiring.
It may be necessary to remove the alternator and mounting bracket from the vehicle as an assembly.
  1. If equipped, remove the front alternator assembly mounting plate.


Fig. 4: Remove the six nuts and bolts that secure the front mounting plate to the alternator assembly


Fig. 5: Remove the front alternator assembly mounting plate from below the vehicle

  1. Unfasten the alternator mounting and pivot bolts and remove the alternator.
  2. If installing the original alternator assembly, push out the pivot bushing as illustrated.

Fig. 6: After removing the alternator assembly front mounting plate, remove the front engine-to-alternator bracket mounting stud


Fig. 7: Remove the two alternator bracket-to-engine mounting bolts


Fig. 8: Remove the alternator and mounting bracket assembly from the vehicle

To install:

  1. Mount the alternator to the brackets with the nuts and bolts. Tighten the two mounting bolts and nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. If the alternator and mounting bracket were removed as an assembly, install the assembly into the vehicle.
  3. If removed, install the front mounting plate.
  4. Engage the alternator electrical connections.
  5. If removed, install the splash shield.
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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

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