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I cannot remove the alternator pivot bolts on my mazda mx5 1994 to enable me to change the alternator, there just no room to get the bolts out

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SOURCE: Changing alternator on 2001 Daewoo Lanos

Probably not.
You may have to remove brackets or belts but I've yet to see one for which one couldn't find a 'work-around.'
No doubt that the engine/transmission assembly was dropped in as a unit, but their service people still have to deal with removals such as yours so considerations such as removing a specific part is normally part of their design process. Just imagine if this had to be done under warranty and Daewoo would have to pay the bill. 

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SOURCE: can't remove bottom bolt on alternator on a 2002 vw passat

You'll probably have to get to it from under the car or through the wheelwell.

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SOURCE: 2000 nissan sentra alternator removal

take the front mount off the front of the motor jack up or let down futher

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SOURCE: Can not remove the alternator on my 2001 Santa Fe

The mounting bracket where that long bolt goes through is slotted. By loosing the the nut on it slightly, then ply the alternator up out of the mount( nut and bolt still attached to the alternator ).

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SOURCE: Im trying to replace the alternator on a 1999 Mazda 626

Yes, I experienced the same thing with mine... you have to losen the 2 motor mounts on that side and lift the motor up about 3 ". I worked at a garage so I had access to an engine hoist. Try using a jack from underneath. Nice engineering from Mazda!!!

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Changing alternator


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Label and disconnect the wiring (for easy installation).
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt, if equipped.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket bolt and adjusting bolt. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket and mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Lift the alternator from the vehicle.

When lifting the alternator out of the vehicle on some years with A/C, clearance may be restricted by the condenser cooling fan assembly or the A/C compressor and mounting bracket assembly, if so, removal of one of these items will be necessary.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install the pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Install the mounting bracket bolts, and adjusting bolt.
  4. Install drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket locknut and adjusting screw. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket locknut and mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Remove the alternator from the engine.

To install:
  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Set the mounting bracket in place and install the bracket mounting bolt and locknut.
  4. Install the drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

Jan 02, 2011 | 1994 Plymouth Voyager

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How to take the alternator off?

I did this recently on Hyundai Accent. First things first is to disconnect the battery to prevent any contact that can produce sparks during the disconnection of the positive (+) supply of the alternator 1. Jack up car. Remove splash guards from bottom. 2. From bottom loosen pivot bolt. 3. From bottom disconnect cables. 4. From top loosen adjustment bolt and slacken belt. 5. Remove belt from pulley and remove adjustment bolt. 6. From bottom remove pivot bolt. 7. Alternator may have corroded to mounting bracket so work it loose. 8. Find out alternator will not slide out of engine compartment. 9. Loosen radiator mounting bolts. 10. Shift radiator to side to make more room to get alternator out. 11. Install alternator. 12. Put radiator back in its place.
I guess it depends on what year... I too just did an alternator on a 2001 Accent. First, and what the previous forgot, disconnect the negative battery cable. Steps 1 thru 5 are exact. Step 6 is where we differ. 6. From bottom, push alternator up and out of mounting slot, gently work it down and out. 7. The pivot bolt can then be punched out (my bolt had a center mark where a punch would stay, so not to damage the threads) and then put into the replacement. Re-assemble in reverse order.
Last night I did this repair on 1999 accent. a 10mm and 12mm sockets and end wrenches are needed. After trying to wiggle the alternator up through the top, I was afraid of damaging other electrical connections, so I took the oil filter off. It was time for an oil change anyway, but just removing the filter only lost maybe half a quart of oil. The local autozone had an alternator for 129.99, lifetime warranty.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2000 Hyundai Accent

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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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Pulling an alternator

Removing the rear-mounted alternator on early 1990s Civics and CRX can be frustrating. After removing the upper adjusting bracket bolt and the lower pivot bolt, the alternator can *almost* come out the top and almost fits behind the intake manifold.

The only easy exit path is out the left wheel well. Side access requires removing the wheel and unfastening three of the plastic retainers holding the upper end of the splash guard. But even this doesn't provide quite enough room. You need to tuck the alternator back under the intake, unbolt the lower alternator bracket (two bolts, 14mm socket) before the alternator can be removed.

The tools needed:

10mm socket -- alternator power connection, battery terminal
12mm wrench -- adjusting bracket
14mm socket -- adjusting bracket, pivot bolt, alternator bracket

Mar 30, 2010 | 1991 Honda Civic

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How to change alternater,what needs to be removed to get it out

First begin by writing down your radio code if it has some anti-theft code.
2. Then open the hood and remove the negative terminal of the battery. Tuck the battery negative terminal aside so it won't flip back.
3. Unplug the alternator's generator connector, and the generator wire bolted to its body.
4. Locate the alternator adjuster and loosen its bolt/tensioner. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt at its base.
5. Push the alternator sideways until the belt slackens to maximum . Take out its belt.
6. Remove the pivot and tensioner bolts.
7. Take out the alternator.

Important: Battery must be fully charged before installing new alternator.

Reverse this procedure to install the new alternator.

Dec 17, 2009 | 2004 Mazda Tribute

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How to change a fan belt on a 323 mazda 1997

Loosen alternator right back You will have to loosen pivot bolt underneath alternator Replace belt and tighten alternator until you can move belt about 5-6mm by pushing on it with two fingers Quite fiddly job Not much room

Oct 25, 2009 | Mazda 323 Cars & Trucks

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I am changing the alternator in a 1998 dodge neon, need diagram

No diagram...
The pivot bolt is the long bolt that holds the alternator to the frame.
If you loosen it, the alternator can "swing" with the pivot bolt as its .... well, pivot, or swing center.

The long bolt must be removed completely in order to remove the alternator.

Be sure to doisconnect the negative cable from your battery.

Hope this hleps w/o a diagram.

Sep 14, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Neon

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Yes, very is the steps to do it:

To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove air cleaner inlet pipe.
  3. Disconnect alternator electrical connections.
  4. Loosen (but do not remove) pivot bolt and tensioner mounting bolt.
  5. Remove drive belt form alternator pulley.
  6. Remove tensioner mounting bolt and belt tensioner.
  7. Remove pivot bolt, loosen adjusting bracket bolt and rotate bracket up.
  8. Remove alternator.

To Install:

  1. Place alternator on engine.
  2. Install (but do not tighten) pivot bolt.
  3. Rotate bracket down on top of alternator.
  4. Install belt tensioner and install bolt loosely.
  5. Install drive belt on alternator pulley.
  6. Tighten tensioner bolt to 14-19 ft lb (19-26 Nm).
  7. Tighten pivot bolt and bracket bolt to 28-38 ft lb (38-51 Nm).
  8. Connect alternator electrical connections.
  9. Install air cleaner inlet pipe.
  10. Connect battery negative cable.


Jul 13, 2009 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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How to tighting alternator belt on 93 dodge spirti

Your alternator should be held in place by two (2) bolts, one bolt is a pivot bolt, and the other is your adjustment bolt.

Loosen both, only loosen them, not remove them. Put pressure on the alternator, and tighten the adjustment bolt first, then toe pivot bolt.

Feb 01, 2009 | Mazda 323 Cars & Trucks

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Fan belt

slacken the alternator pivot mounting bolt and the adjusting arm bolt then move the alternator towards the engine . slip the drivebelt off the alternator pulley.refitting is the revers sequence of removal, but before titgtening the muonting and adjusting arm bolt, tension the drivebelt.

Jan 16, 2009 | Mazda 323 Cars & Trucks

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