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Question by help
Submitted on 12/16/2003
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how do you remove a alternator

Answer by superturtle
Submitted on 1/23/2004
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I don't know thats why I'm asking.I need to know how to remove an alternator from my 1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 no air


Answer by D_D
Submitted on 6/8/2006
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Start by disconnecting the battery to prevent any electric shocks. Next, remove the drive belts or serpentine belt. If the car is equipped with drive belts (V-Belts) you will need to loosen the adjusters or accessory mounting bolt that keeps it tight. This will often be the top mounting bolt on the alternator or power steering assembly. If the car is equipped with a serpentine belt (Multi-V Belt) you should find a spring-loaded idler pulley that must be unloaded to let the belt slip off. Idler pulley arms often have small "square" holes in them designed to fit with a 1/2" or 3/8" ratchet (without a socket). Next, remove the mounting bolts that hold the alternator in place. Keep track of where each bolt goes as they may be of different sizes, lengths, and even different thread pitches. Finally, disconnect the wires from the back of the alternator (sometimes up to three separate wires or harnesses) and remove the alternator.

If you were unable to test the alternator in the vehicle or the tests were inconclusive, take the alternator to your local auto parts store. They will usually do this over the counter and free of charge


Answer by Johnny G
Submitted on 2/12/2007
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Disconnect battery FIRST. Loosen all connections to alternator. You can rent a special serpintine belt tool from your local autozone. Find the tensioner- it should be a small "wheel" somewhere connected to the serpintine belt. Place wrench over the bolt in front of that and turn counter clockwise. It should allow you to pull the belt free. Pull alternator and set the new one in and reconnect all pieces. Put the belt back on the same way as you took it off. Make sure you reconnect the battery. note- do not pull belt completely off-it's a pain in the ass to the belt over everythin but if it does come off, there should be a small diagram of how it goes back on in the engine campartment.


Answer by andy
Submitted on 5/4/2007
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