Tip & How-To about Generac Guardian 0C3025 - oil pressure switch

How to replace oil pressure switch on 2000 windstar 3.8

First remove the ground wire from battery, next remove wires from alternator , take out three bolts from alternator, release the wire from the alternator by prying up plastic tie down, lift out alternator and set aside, next remove the three bolts on alternator base. before doing this use a 13mm wrench to release belt tencher it will lock itself,this will be found from under the frame. next remove belt an lift the base plate out, you will see the switched screwed into the block with a single wire attached ,unplug the wire an use a 21mm wrench or socket to remove the old switch an replace with new switch, now you are ready to replace everything in reverse an install ground cable on battery and start up an check for any leaks.

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how to replace starter ram 50 2.6


You did not list the year but i will give you the most common way.
First thing is to remove the negative battery terminal, locate starter. the starter will be at the rear of the engine near front of the transmission.There will be a small wire, remove this wire from starter, this is the trigger wire which powers up the starter when key is in the crank position.
Next is the big cable size wire located next to small wire you just removed, this is constant battery voltage from battery. remove and set aside, with battery terminal removed from battery you will not need to worry about it shorting out against frame or other metal.
All wires are removed now. next will be to remove the bolts holding the starter on.this starter may have 2 or three bolts.remove them.note some cars run a ground battery cable to starter bolt, if your has that then take note of location and put ground back on same bolt .It does not really matter which starter bolt as they all will ground but the reach is why i say to just put back on same bolt.Next is remove the starter. hope this helps,good day

Mar 02, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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The battery and the alternator, need replacing on a 2006 6cyclinder, Taurus. I have the parts, and tools, I just never worked on a newer car before. I need a print out of instructions, please!!


Removal & Installation 3.0L (2V) To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt
  3. Remove the fasteners and move the degas bottle aside.
  4. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
  5. Remove the brace and the alternator mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the alternator from the engine.
To Install:
  1. Install the alternator on the engine. Tighten the lower and right brace bolt to 18 lb-ft. (25 Nm) and the left brace bolt to 35 lb-ft. (48 Nm).
  2. Connect the wiring to the alternator.
  3. Install the degas bottle in the original position.
  4. Install the drive belt.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
3.0L (4V) To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the power steering hose bracket nut from the alternator mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the upper alternator mounting bolts. NOTE: The left side bolt will come out with the alternator.
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the right front wheel.
  7. Remove the right inner fender splash shield.
  8. Remove the screws and the alternator splash shield
  9. Remove the torque converter inspection cover.
  10. Install the flywheel holding tool. holdingtool.gif
  11. Remove the bolt and the crankshaft pulley. NOTE: The crankshaft pulley bolt has a reverse thread. The crankshaft pulley and bolt are a molded composite and are one piece.
  12. Lower the alternator to allow access to the electrical connectors.
  13. Disconnect the crankshaft sensor.
  14. Release the oxygen sensor connector locator from the bracket.
  15. Remove the lower alternator bolt.
  16. Disconnect the regulator electrical connector.
  17. Disconnect the remaining wiring from the alternator and remove the alternator
To Install:
  1. Position the alternator on the engine while making the necessary electrical connections.
  2. Connect the voltage regulator electrical connector.
  3. Install oxygen sensor connector locator in bracket.
  4. Connect crankshaft sensor.
  5. Raise alternator and install upper alternator bolts (left side bolt is installed with alternator). Torque upper and lower bolts to 18 lb-ft. (25Nm).
  6. Position the wiring harness locator and install nut.
  7. Install the alternator splash shield and the screws.
  8. Position crankshaft pulley and install bolt (reverse thread). Torque to 74 lb-ft. (100Nm)
  9. Remove the flywheel holding tool.
  10. Install the inner fender splash shield.
  11. Install the right front wheel.
  12. Install the torque converter inspection cover.
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14. Install the power steering hose bracket nut from the alternator mounting bolt.
  15. Install accessory drive belt.
  16. Connect the battery ground cable.
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Jul 18, 2010 | 2006 Ford Taurus

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how do you take the alternator off for a 96 plymouth neon


For REMOVAL & INSTALLATION check this procedure...
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  1. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator adjusting nut.
  1. Turn the front wheels completely to the right, then raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the plastic lower splash shield.
  1. Unfasten the alternator field circuit wiring connector. You must squeeze the locking tab to release it.
  1. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  1. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
  1. Remove the alternator drive belt. The alternator spill shield does not have to be removed.
  1. If necessary, remove the bottom pivot bolt and anti-rotation tab.
  1. Unfasten the three mounting pivot bracket bolts, then remove the pivot bolt and bracket.
  2. 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.
To install:
  1. You may need to use a C-clamp to drive the sleeve into the mounting ear for installation clearance.
  2. Position the alternator in the vehicle, sliding it onto the T-bolt. Install the adjusting nut.
  3. Install the bracket and pivot bolt, then install the three mounting pivot bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  4. If removed, install the anti-rotation tab and bottom pivot bolt hand-tight.
  5. Install the alternator drive belt.
  6. Tighten the alternator pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  7. Install the B+ terminal wire and nut. Tighten the nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  8. Attach the alternator field circuit wiring connector, making sure the locking tabs are engaged.
  9. Install the splash shield, then carefully lower the vehicle.
  10. Tighten the adjusting nut.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable. Adjust the alternator belt.

Hope helps.

Jul 16, 2010 | 1996 Plymouth Neon

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removel of altanator on 2001 nissan pathfinder


Disconnect the battery - both positive and negative terminals and remove battery from holder (better access that way). From underneath - remove the plastic shield underneath the front of the car. It is held on by a few bolts. Remove the upper radiator hose (some coolant will drain out). Also free the cable from the support bracket on the top of the platic fan housing. There is an overflow hose that is also clipped to the fan housing unlcip the hose and move it out of the way. From underneath, push in on the clips and the lower half of the fan housing will come out of the bottom. From the top - remove the two bolts holding the upper part of the fan housing and you should be able to work it out from the top. You should now have better visibility and access to the alternator. Loosen the belt tensioner (from below) and remove the belt. There are two mounting bolts on the alternator, a long one through the alternator and a second on the "dog ear" of the alternator. Once the alternator is free - you can get at the battery cable post and the other wires. The wiring harness can be removed by pressing in on the locking clip. Most difficult is the wiring harness support bracket. A short 10mm wrench can get to it. The alternator is now free but will have to be manipulated forward so that it sits below the fan. Once there - you can reach down from the top, and pull the alternator into the larger gap between the fan blades. While rotating the fan, bring the alternator around with it to the top and it will come out. To reinstall -- do everything in reverse. I recommend replacing the belt so you don;t have to do this again.

Feb 13, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Pathfinder

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need to know how to change the alternator properly


There are three bolts: tensioner bolt on bottom two bolts on top and they are tough; three wires: ground, power, and harness.
Disconnect negative battery cable, remove all wires from alternator, remove drive belt. Locate all bolts: remove tensioner bolt and mounting bolts, then remove alternator from below. It comes off easier than it goes back on.
Install is reverse order of removal. be sure to label wires for easier replacement.
This videoclip might help you and you can find for more

Good Luck

Dec 14, 2008 | 1998 Nissan Pathfinder

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