Voltage regulator removal

Tiny
EVIL_LYNN
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  • 2000 NISSAN FRONTIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 204,000 MILES
How do I remove the voltage regulator on a 2000 Frontier 2.4 l, 4cyl?
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 7:11 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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If you're having a charging system problem and it points to the IVR -replace the alternator assy-
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
EVIL_LYNN
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Ok that did not help. The alternator is fine. The voltage regulator needs to be replaced. Can ANYONE tell me how to take it off? 2000 Frontier 4cyl, 2.4 liter. Thanks.
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
MDCULP
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The voltage regulator is built into the altenator. I had this issue on a 1999 Frontier and it turned out to be a broken wire in the alternator wiring harness plug. The green wire tells it to charge and the yellow wire is the feedback for the voltage regulator. There is not a replacement plug available so you will have to repair it yourself if that is the issue. If you are lucky the wire will pull out the back of the connector once you remove a few retainers.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 9:22 AM
Tiny
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That question was nearly a year old so I suspect that he has resolved his problem by now.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 10:59 AM
Tiny
DEBBIE78109
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2001 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, 3.5 V-6

Is there a trick to getting the alternator back in place? I had to replace the belt and can't seem to get the top bolt of the alternator lined up properly.

Believe me, I never wanted to do this. It started out as only an oil change and tune-up. I left a wrench on the engine and when I started the truck to check for oil leaks, the wrench fell and broke the alternator belt. Owwww! Help please!
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Monday, June 24th, 2019 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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Is it a pivoting bracket you are lining up with the alt? Look at the other end of it to see. Anything visibly bent or damaged? Also make sure your bottom alt bolt is loose, so the alt can wiggle a little.
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Monday, June 24th, 2019 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
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DEBBIE78109
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The adjusting screw and tension bolt on the bottom bracket are loose. I can move the alternator. The bolt on the top of the alternator is the one I'm having problems with. I can get the bolt part way into the hole but it won't go all the way. I've tried moving the alternator to several different positions but the bolt won't go all the way in.
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Monday, June 24th, 2019 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)

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