When do you replace an alternator?
That really depends on what brand and model of alternator, If you have a good battery and electrical system your alternator should go until its ball bearings or brushes wear out. newer Ford alternators last about 130-180,oookm, GM products CS130D (96-up) delco alternators will go about 200-240,ooo km and Chrysler (nippondenso) about the same or a bit better then the GM Delco. The GM and Chry will go till they wear out bearings or brushes, while the Fords usually by this time have worn thru the copper Sliprings on the rotor inside requiring a new rotor or replace the alternator completely
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It depends on what model you have, but most are the same. Disconnect the battery!. Loosen the tensioner for the serpentine belt and pull the belt off the alternator pulley.. Remove the bolt holding the alternator at the 4:00 o'clock position Remove the nut at the right rear side of the alternator… Remove the bolt at the next to it nearer you. All bolts have 15mm heads, but you're going to need a deep well socket to get the nut off.. Pull out the alternator and remove the plug from it and also remove the red wire attached to the back. You're going to need a 13mm socket and a 13mm flat wrench.. Replace the alternator by reversing the steps above.. Reattaching the serpentine belt is a pain. (MORE)
Hey Lakisha==Take it to Auto Zone and they can check it out for free. Goodluck Joe
JACK THE CAR UP, REMOVE THE NEGATIVE WIRE CABLE FROM THE BATTERY, REMOVE THE PASSENGER SIDE TIRE AND THE FRONT INNER FENDER (PLASTIC). ONCE THESE ARE REMOVED THERE ARE ONLY 2 BOLTS AND ITS OUT. BUT, IT CAN BE FINANGLED THROUGH THE ENGINE BAY WITHOUT REMOVAL OF EITHER BUT ITS A TIGHT FIT.
IF you remove the right front tire and guard this will give you easy access to your alternator. You will need to jack your car up. It sits underneatdh the engine to the right of the starter. If you locate the oil filter you'll see it right in front of you. Just disconnect your battery and then the p…plasitc guard on the alternator held on by a single bolt. Then disconnect all wires. Next, Unscrew the two bolts that runn across the bottom. Put a 14mm on the tensioner to put some slack in the serpentine belt and pull the 14mm wrench. Take the belt from around the alternator and then remove the bolt on the top right of the alternator. that one in particular is a little hard to get to, but take your time and good luck. I f you are still having trouble then get the Haynes Repair manual for the Saturn S-series 1991-2002. You can find them at any auto perts store and they are great to have! (MORE)
You have to loosen the tensioner (located near the alternator) thenslip the belt off. Disconnect the neg battery terminal. Remove thebolts attaching the alternator to the tensioner and the boltattaching the alternator the car. Then detach the electricalconnector from the alternator.
I know that on the E30's (until 1991) the alternator has a mounting bolt that controls tension on the belt. (1)Just loosen that bolt and the rest is a breeze. (2) Move the alternator in to remove the old belt. (3) Put the new one on. (4) Use a bar or large wrench as a lever to move the alternator ou…t and to put tension on the belt. (5) Hold it there while tightening the mounting bolt. (6) Wash your hands 'cause you're done. (MORE)
Alternator changeout . \nThe year, engine size and type are critical to being able to accurately answer your question. If you are mechanically inclined, I would suggest you purchase a relatively inexpensive repair manual and follow the steps outlined. I've been working on my own vehicles for ove…r 40 years and I still purchase a Chilton's repair manual or equivalent before I start working on a different vehicle that I bought. A step by step guide is invaluable. (MORE)
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 bott…om 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. (MORE)
Replacing an Alternator To start, REMOVE YOUR NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL. Well first off if you have the shield under your car then you will have to remove that, 2 screws under the car, 2 screws and 1 popout clip in the front passenger side wheel well(you have to remove the wheel to get to it). Once… you have that off you will be able to see the alternator from under the car. Start at the top under the hood, remove your plastic piece that covers the front of your engine bay, once that is off unplug the connectors to the alternator(one is visible and the other is under a black cap you have to pop off and unscrew), there is also a clip holding the wire to the alternator on the shield piece of it(pointing toward the engine, you will see it, it pops out with a bit of force). Once all connections have been removed you will have to slip your alternator belt off the alternator(if replacing belt as well, which I do recomment you just loosen the tensioner and pull it off of all the pullies) then there is 1 bolt holding the alternator in at the top (tough to get to but what I did was stick my arm down the side with a 10mm and wrap it around in front of the alternator and take it off. Once that is removed go back under the car and there is 1 bolt holding it in that you have to remove before it comes out freely. After that your home free :) (MORE)
IF you remove the right front tire and guard this will give you easy access to your alternator. You will need to jack your car up. It sits underneath the engine to the right of the starter. If you locate the oil filter you'll see it right in front of you. Just disconnect your battery and then the pl…asitc guard on the alternator held on by a single bolt. Then disconnect all wires. Next, Unscrew the two bolts that runn across the bottom. Put a 14mm on the tensioner to put some slack in the serpentine belt and pull the 14mm wrench. Take the belt from around the alternator and then remove the bolt on the top right of the alternator. that one in particular is a little hard to get to, but take your time and good luck. If you are still having trouble then get the Haynes Repair manual for the Saturn S-series 1991-2002. You can find them at any auto perts store and they are great to have! (MORE)
In order to remove the alternator you must first remove the belt. The alternator is held in place by two bolts and one will require a 13 mm socket to remove it and the other one requires a 13 mm wrench to remove the nuts while holding the long bolt with either another 13 mm wrench or socket. The alt…ernator takes some force to remove it and pry bar might help. PRECAUTION: When using a pry bar do not use a pulley as a pivot for the pry bar, you will ruin that pulley!!! (MORE)
2000 Honda Accord V6 Here is how I went about replacing the alternator for this model. 1. Take out your car battery and have it charging while you work. 2. Loosen up your power steering container. The hoses can stay connected. Just loosen the bolt. 3. Undo all of the electrical clips that are on the… fan so that you can remove the entire fan. There are two bolts on the top and one bolt on the bottom. I reached down with a 10mm socket and took it off (If you have trouble try putting the socket on the bolt and then the wrench into the socket for an easier fit. The fan should lift completely out. The hardest electrical clip will be on your lower left. That one is actually just clipped to the fan so unlike the others, you're taking it off the fan and not separating the wire plugs. Raise your fan out. 4. Take out the green plug off the alternator. 5. On the right side of the alternator is wire going in that is covered by a rubber plug. Pull off the rubber plug and use your 10mm socket to remove that bolt. 6. Loosen the pulley for the alternator. The bolt you're looking to loosen is NOT the large bolt of the pulley attached to the alternator but rather the next one back (back as in towards the back of the car). Just loosen the bolt (14mm I believe) in order to take the belt off the pulley of the alternator. 7. My next advice is to loosen the clamp that you'll see on top of the alternator (your green plug wire runs through this. Loosening this up will make taking the alternator out a breeze and is a cinch to loosen up. 8. Take out your two primary bolts holding the alternator in. 12mm socket should do this for you. 9. You should be able to pull the alternator out with ease especially if you followed step 7. When checking the price of your replacement alternator be sure to know what the cost of your alternator will actually be. You'll see the price plus the core cost. By this they usually mean $145.99 Core $50. This means you'll pay $195.99 if you don't bring your old alternator (IE your Core) in first. If you do, you'd pay $145.99 plus sales tax. Tools: Have a set of wrenches, sockets (14, 12, and 10mm), and a pointer magnet is highly recommended. The whole process is rather easy if you know what you are doing. I didn't but now I do. I've tried to include the basic information I didn't know. Good luck! You can do it. Replacing an Alternator To start, REMOVE YOUR NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL. Well first off if you have the shield under your car then you will have to remove that, 2 screws under the car, 2 screws and 1 popout clip in the front passenger side wheel well(you have to remove the wheel to get to it). Once you have that off you will be able to see the alternator from under the car. Start at the top under the hood, remove your plastic piece that covers the front of your engine bay, once that is off unplug the connectors to the alternator(one is visible and the other is under a black cap you have to pop off and unscrew), there is also a clip holding the wire to the alternator on the shield piece of it(pointing toward the engine, you will see it, it pops out with a bit of force). Once all connections have been removed you will have to slip your alternator belt off the alternator(if replacing belt as well, which I do recomment you just loosen the tensioner and pull it off of all the pullies) then there is 1 bolt holding the alternator in at the top (tough to get to but what I did was stick my arm down the side with a 10mm and wrap it around in front of the alternator and take it off. Once that is removed go back under the car and there is 1 bolt holding it in that you have to remove before it comes out freely. After that your home free :) Manual look into getting a Hayes repair manual or similar book for your cars make, model and year. It should tell you how to install the alternator. Your local library may also have a general auto repair manual to give you a general idea. Hope this helps :) also if you have a friend or a friend of a friend that is a mechanic, maybe they can help General I can give you general information on changing an alternator because I've done it twice on my 1991 Chevy Cavalier. Before you get dirty and take your car apart, test it to make sure the alternator is really bad. If you have a voltmeter, measure the voltage at the battery with the engine off. For a fully charged battery, it should be 12.6 volts or higher. Start the engine and check voltage again, now it should be 13.5 to 14.5 volts, indicating that the alternator is charging. Auto parts stores can also test the battery and alternator both on and off the car. First of all, to avoid any short circuits, disconnect the negative battery cable before working on any part of the electrical system. I once forgot to do this while working on my car. The alternator wire brushed against the mounting bracket and made some pretty good fireworks under the hood. SAFETY FIRST!!! Once the electricity is off, take off the drive belt. If your car uses regular V-belts, there will be a curved metal arm above the alternator. Loosen this bolt so you can move the alternator to take the tension off. Note: You might as well replace the belt too if it's in bad shape. If your car has a serpentine belt (one belt drives everything) there is a spring-loaded tensioner wheel. Most auto parts places sell a special tool for releasing the tension. If there is enough room, vise grips will work as well for serpentine belts. Once the belt is off, disconnect the electrical wiring from the back of the alternator. There will usually be a connector plug that snaps in as well as the "battery" wire, a red wire secured to a post on the back marked "B+". Once the wiring is disconnected, remove the mounting bolts that hold the alternator on (usually two or three bolts), and remove the alternator from the mounting bracket (Don't lose the bolts!!!). Save the old alternator, odds are you will need it to return as a core to get your core fee back when you buy the new alternator. When you buy the new alternator, you will need to tell the parts guy what make, year, model, and motor size when you buy the replacement unit. Installation is simply a reverse of removal. 80's Honda on some late 80's Honda's you have to remove the splash pan and the left side cv axle to get it out. Me first Read Me First!!!! I have just completed the changind of an alternator on a 1987 Honda Accord. I did NOT remove the front left axel! That is the good news. The bad news is i did some grinding around one of the engine mounts(harmless, I assure you) The car was designed where is you have to remove the axil, but let me tell you, i explored that possibility and from what i read, i tried my way and it actually did work. If you have gotten to this point 1) Car is jacked up and you have located and loosened the alternator (if you are this far, you see what i mean) Its not coming out nomatter how you turn it, pull it.. i tried it all...believe me, its not happening.... If your this far...go get you a grinder and grind on the mount for a while. It will come out and it beats removing the axil and whatever goes along with that ie..grease spillage or ? If you know what you are doing than go ahead, odds are you are not reading this page anyway, but if your like me than take my advice..GRIND IT! ,,,It works Check out Autozones website. They have the Chifton manuels for most cars on the site. It will point you in the right direction. Try this before you remove your alternator, try this; turn your car on, open the hood, disconnect a battery terminal; if the alternator is working fine, the car should keep on running, if the car turns off, then you know you should change the alternator, I tell you this because I changed the alternator twice before I found the problem on my car. (MORE)
changing an alternator is easy. Use a tie iron from your spare tire kit. Slide it between the front of the housing and the frame of the body. To make it simple the tire iron should run up and down and rest just to the left of the neck of the fill cap for your radiator. Pull back on the tire iron t…o apply pressure against the alternator. *Before you do the above mentioned step: There should be a tensioner that applies tension to the belts. Look at that part and there is probably a square hole that is fit for a standard socket wrench. If so, attach your socket wrench and use it to pull the tensioner and release the tension so that you may remove the belt from the alternator. Once the belt is removed from the alternator, the other two bolts should come out pretty easy. Once they are removed you can get better access to the other cables attached to the alternator. Same process for releasing tension to put the belt back on once the alternator is bolted back in. Remove the top screw and slowly ease back on the tire iron. The alternator acts like a tensioning device for the serpentine belt...this is why you have to apply slight pressure. If you don't apply pressure you can still back out the top screw, but it will "pop" on you, possible injury may occur. After removing the top screw, remove your bottom screw and work the alternator left and right to lossen it from the engine mount...This part is difficult!! Unplug your electrical connection by lifting on the plastic latch and pulling out slowly. You have a screw to remove which takes a 13mm socket. Use the reverse order to install the new one....remember to apply pressure when putting your top screw back in...good luck. I did this yestersay it took about 20 minutes...i am not a mechanic! > you should remove all electrical connections on your alternator first, then do all the other non-dumb steps listed above(so as not to snap the wires, or short out yourself) (MORE)
The first thing you have to check is the kind of alternator that your truck needs. You must check this out with care because there are different models for different years. Then you start by disconnecting the negative battery cable with a wrench, preferably a socket wrench. You have to remove the r…adiator support where it is attached to the car frame seal. Detach the radiator fan shroud and the "V" bank shield on the same side. Then you disconnect the electric wiring harness from the alternator, after that you loosen the nut on the alternator terminal in order to disconnect the positive battery cable. The alternator belt comes off at this stage and so does the alternator itself. Then you install the new alternator in a reverse process from that described above. Tighten the main bolts that hold the alternator in place using a torque wrench with 32 foot-pounds force. In case you don't have a torque wrench make sure it is properly fastened and won't budge. Connect the negative battery cable last. After installation, check for abnormal noises and make sure the alternator belt is not too tight, i.e. it should give a little when pressure is put on it from the side, such as half a centimeter. Tighten the belt in case there is slipping or whining noise from a belt that is too lose. (MORE)
Answer . You need to get it tested. Auto Zone, Checker Auto, Kragen Auto or any of the local consumer auto parts distributors will check it for free. Call around if you have any questions.\n. \nIn general, if you want to run a primitive test yourself you can use a volt meter. Test the voltage be…fore starting the engine, it should be around 12 volts, maybe a little lower if the battery isn't fully charged. Then start the engine. With the engine running and about 1000 RPM you should have 13.5 Volts at the battery.. Answer . the easiest is to go to the local parts store most can check them right on the car.\n. \ncompare engine off voltage to engine running voltage. If it does not go up during engine running it is probably bad.. Answer . Hey Lakisha==Take it to Auto Zone and they can check it out for free. Goodluck Joe. Answer . \nIf it is makeing a noise or is not putting out at least 13.5 volts it is bad. Take the car or the alternator to an Auto Parts store and have them load test the alternator to be sure.. Answer . \nJust disconnect one of the battery post.If engine dies your running on battery.Are have an auto store check it for free they test load it.\n. \nE.C.H. Answer . \nDepending on the vehicle< it could range from the alternator gauge not registering a charge to an alternator light on the instrument cluster staying on. The easiest way to check this is to get a voltage meter and run it across the two terminals on the battery with the engine running. If you get a charge of 13.8 +/- 1 volt then it is charging if below with the engine running then the alternator is done.. Answer . \nwhen the car is started disconect your battery and turn on your lights. if they are dim or dont come on your altinator is bad.. Answer . Use a volt meter and measure the voltage on the battery with car NOT running. It should read 12 volt. Turn on the engine and measure the voltage on the battery again. If the alternator is good, the voltage should be 13+ or 14+ volts. If the alternator is bad, the voltage would be the same or less than 12 volt. If your battery is bad, the voltage would be less than 12 volt. You can also bring your car to an auto parts store and they will check it for you for free.. \n Answer \n. \nhave it tested,loss of electrical power is usually battery or alternator if happens slowly. Answer . \nDisconnect the battery cable and see if your engine keeps runing. If the engine stops running your alternator isn't putting out any electrical power to your engine. Replace your battery cable and go have your alternator tested. If your alternator is good then start looking for a short somewhere.. Answer . Sometimes the bearing inside the alternator will begin to make noise, not always. You can started the car, turn on the headlights, and then other accessories to see if the headlights dim when they are turned on. Alost of places like Autozone, Checker, and NAPA can bench test the alternator for you. Does your battery go dead when you drive for any length of time with the headlights on. If so there is a pretty good chance that your alternator is bad especially if the voltage regulator in internal (inside the alternator). (MORE)
Answer . \nRemove the plug,and 2 other wires from the back of the alternator.Then loosen the tensioner and take off the belt.I was able to remove the unit up and out by loosening the top radiator hose and then pulling the alternator out though it is a very tight fit.Out the bottom didn't work fo…r me on my 89 240 SX.Good luck. (MORE)
Answer . \nDisconnect both battery terminals. loosen the alt. bolts, remove the drive belt. then remove the bolts holding thr alt.
Answer . \nbig job requires a lift as it comes out the bottom and i have replaced many radiators that novices have ripped a hole in getting the alt. out
Remove the bolt on the lower front side and two more bolts on the rear of the alternator. Make sure all nuts are off the bolts. Do not loosen the bolts that hold the alternator together. Remove the belt. Now slide the alternator off the mounting bolts. Slide the new alternator onto the two seating b…olts, then hand-tighten them. Then slide the next bolt through the alternator and into the engine block.Slide the new alternator onto the two seating bolts, then hand-tighten them. Then slide the next bolt through the alternator and into the engine block. Now tool-tighten all the bolts to secure the new alternator to the engine block. (MORE)
The alternator on a Chrysler 300m can be replaced by disconnectingthe battery, removing the wiring harness from the alternator, andthen unbolting it from the mounts. The drive belt can then beslipped off and a new alternator put into place.
Answer . The alternator should only have to be replaced if it has either failed to provide sufficient current to keep the battery charged and the car's electrical system supplied, or it has suffered mechanical damage like a worn bearing or damaged casing.. Replacement for age alone is not neces…sary. (MORE)
raise hood and then jerk out your pistol ,take a general aim and then calmly empty the clip into that piece of turd. i have one myself and all i do is work on the junky motherflipper. so when you get started put one in the prick from me.
I don't know if a '92 is different to my '84 240 dl but for my car it's quite straight forward. Disconnect the battery. There are 3 bolts to remove which hold the alternator, start with the one which tensions the fanbelt via a sliding arm. Once loosened move the arm/alternator to release the tension… and unhook the fanbelt. Then undo the other two bolts and slide them out, then there is an earth cable, a live cable and one other to undo. I guess this may vary on other models with different connections. (MORE)
Remove the alternator wiring harness. Loosen the tensioner pulley.Remove the alternator belt. Remove the alternator retaining bolts.Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
It is pretty straight forward.. 1) Diconnect battery. 2)Loosen bolts at top and bottom of alternetor, remove belt.. 3)remove plug in terminal, and wire attached with nut on back of alt.. 4)Remove top and bottom bolts, remove Alt.. 5)Install new Alt. Install top and bottom bolts.. 6)Install plu…g in terminal, and wire attached with nut on back of alt.. 7)place belt back over pully, set belt tension by prying gently with a long screw driver so as belt only deflects about 1/4 inch when hand pressure is applied. Hold this setting and tighten top and bottom bolts.. 8)Reconnect battery. (MORE)
Remove the belt from your 1993 Cadillac Deville alternator. Removethe wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove thealternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your newalternator.
1. Jack up the passenger side of the car and block it up on the frame 2. Remove the passenger side wheel 3. Remove the lower Black Plastic cover in the wheel well 4. Put a floor jack under the motor on the oil pan for engine support 5. Remove the two bolts on the engine mount if front of the timing …belt cover 6. Disconnect the battery and remove the wires on the alternator 7. Remove the adjusting bolts and brackets on the top side of the alternator 8. Slide off the Belt 9. Remove the final long bolt at the bottom of the Alternator 10. Remove the Alternator by moving it around and jacking up the motor to give you extra room. You may have to pry it slightly as it is a tight squeeze 11. Be careful jacking up the motor, you may want to remove the lower rad hose from the water pump, release the bolt holding the power steering reservoir also. Do not jack too high as to break off the front exhaust pipes either. 12. When putting the new Alternator back in, you may have to pry it in a bit, try not to crack the case of the Alternator, choose a thicker spot. 13. It will fit back in because I did it, just have patience. 14. Put all parts back in as removed, tighten to specs as necessary, do not over tighten the nut for the wire to the Alternator, snug it in gently. 15. Good Luck 16. Any questions on the Kia Rio, try email@example.com, I may be able to help. (MORE)
Just had a bill for a 2005 Touran 1.9 Diesel Â£190 for an alternator, Â£97 for a battery, 2 hours labour @ Â£99 per hour.....
take the belt off the alternator and take out the 3 bolts that hold the alternator to the engine and unplug the wires that plug into it and you have it off.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.If the vehicle is equipped with a delco loc 2 or theftlock audio system make sure to have the activation code before disconnecting the battery. . Remove the drivebelt . Label and detach the wires from the backside of the alternator . Remove the mounting bolts… and separate the alternator from the engine (MORE)
disconnect neg bat terminal , remove belt , remove cables from alt. , remove bolts holding alt.
CAUTION: Some models are equipped with anti-theft-radio, make sure you have the activation code before disconnecting battery . Disconnect the negative battery cable . Drain the cooling system. The drain cock valve is located at the lower right rear corner of the radiator. If coolant is still new s…ave it. . Remove the airduct . Disconnect the electrical connector from the radiator cooling fan. On vehicles with air conditioning, disconnect the condenser cooling fan connector . Loosen the hose clamps and then detach the upper and lower hoses from the radiator. If they are stuck, grasp each hose near the end with adjustable pliers, twist it to break the seal and then pull it off. Be careful not to distort the radiator fittings. If the hoses are old or deteriorated, cut them off and install new ones. Disconnect the reservoir hoses from the radiator filler neck . If the car is equipped with an automatic transaxle place drain pan under the fittings and disconnect the fluid cooler lines from the bottom of the radiator . Plug all lines and fittings . Remove the radiator mounting bolts and brackets . Carefully lift out the radiator and cooling fans as a single assembly . Separate the cooling fans from radiator (MORE)
remove the bolts, one is long on the top save it for last the one on the bottom is the tensioner. Remove it first and take the belt off and take the top one out and pull out of bracket. before replacing it try to change the brushes in it first. they are about 10 dollars or less. remove the screws an…d pull the brushes out and install the new ones an install the alternator an see if it cures the charging problem before you spend hundreds. (MORE)
ur going to take off the long bolt through the alternator and the ground wire red and use a crowbar to pry it from the engine ...your gonna have to move the tail pipe to squeeze it out
I just paid $310 ($254 parts & shop supplies, $56 labor) to have alternator replaced on 2000 Olds Bravada.
how do I remove the alternator off a 2001 mondeo. There seems to be a bolt stopping it?Type your answer here...
Remove the serpentine belt. Undo the electrical connectors Undo the bolts on the alternator If you need more help visit our enthusiasts forum www.trailvoy.com
first take the old one out then carefully put the new one in :D works perfectly everytime
No, it has to fit and be able to mount. The pulley must be the same and the wiring connections must be the same. Purchase an exact replacement.
Service Manual shows removal from the bottom. Here's the text of the procedure: 1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable at battery. 2. Remove the right front wheel. 3. Remove the underbody air dam. 4. Remove the accessory drive splash shield. 5. Remove the accessory drive idler p…ulley. 6. Loosen the lower mounting bolt. 7. Loosen the A/C compressor and relocate, pull down and to outboard side of vehicle to make room to remove generator. 8. Unplug field circuit from generator. 9. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire. 10. Remove the upper mounting bolt. 11. Remove the generator lower mounting bolt. 12. Relocate the battery terminal (1) to the other side of the A/C line (2) for removal of the generator. 13. Rotate generator pulley down. 14. Slide generator down and out of vehicle. (MORE)
Disconnect the NEGATIVE battery cable at battery. . Then you will have to release the tension on the serpentine belt there is a belt tensioner that requires a 22mm wrench to release the belt. . Then disconnect wire HARNESS CONNECTOR on back of alternator & remove mounting bolts. . Assemble in …reverse order. (MORE)
Take off the adjusting nut with a 12 mm ring spanner, you will need to put your hand in pretty far to reach it. Then jack the car up and take off all leads, then take the long bolt at the bottom all the way out. Wiggle it up and down to get it off. Good luck!
loosen serpentine belt. remove ac line brake bolts (3) that sits on top of the alternator remove top two alt bolts with 15mm socket remove bottom alt bolt with a 15mm ratchet wrench(major pain bc ac line is in the way) unplug voltage regulator pigtail unscrew battery cable
You can if you plan to convert all of your electrical system, starter, lights, gauges and accessories to 24 also. And change your battery to 2 batteries connected in series. Why would you want to??
Check the voltage at the battery with engine running. It should read 13.5 to 15.5 volts. Any less and the alternator is suspect.
In my case the bearing went bad and "froze" making a loud noise and making the fan belt smoke. If it does not make a noise, check the voltmeter on your dash - failure to charge could indicate the alternator is not working, but I think others things are more likely . It should be easy for a mechanic …to test to see if the alternator is charging. (MORE)
I can't believe the people that don't state make, model, year and engine size before posting a question.
No, the alternator is the charging device which runs off a belted pulley attached to the motor. The alternator charges the battery which is the source of the current required to get the engine turning over and in turn starting the engine.
The computer only resets when the battery is removed. The alternator just charges the battery, so if the battery is left connected when the alternator is replaced, the computer should not reset.
By locating and loosening the 'tensioner' for that belt, if thealternator mount does not include a tensioner.