Alternator

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DENNIS MELTON
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  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 225,000 MILES
How do I remove the alternator?
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 5:05 PM

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REMOVAL

1. Release hood latch and open hood.

Removal/Installation Of Battery Cables

2. Disconnect battery negative cable.
3. Remove windshield wiper housing, refer to Windshield Wipers and Washers for proper procedures.
4. Remove accessory drive belt.

Generator Mounting Bracket

5. Remove bolt holding top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum.
6. Remove bolts holding outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
7. Remove bolt holding top of generator to mount bracket.
8. Remove generator mount bracket from vehicle.
9. Rotate generator toward rear dash panel.

Generator

10. Disconnect the push-in field wire connector from back of generator.
11. Remove nut holding B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
12. Separate B+ terminal from generator.

Generator Pivot Bolt

13. Remove bolt holding bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket.

Generator

14. Remove generator from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

1. Place generator in position on vehicle.
2. Install bolt to hold bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket.
3. Place B+ terminal in position on generator.
4. Install nut to hold B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
5. Connect the push-in field wire connector into back of generator.
6. Rotate generator forward away from dash panel.
7. Place generator mount bracket in position on vehicle.
8. Install bolt to hold top of generator to mount bracket.
9. Install bolts to hold outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
10. Install bolt to hold top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum.
11. Install accessory drive belt.
12. Install windshield wiper housing, refer to Windshield Wipers and Washers for proper procedures.
13. Connect battery negative cable.
14. Verify generator charge rate.
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 7:48 PM

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