1995 Buick Skylark alternator replacement

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1995 Buick Skylark 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

How do you remove the alternator for replacement?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 3:05 PM

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REMOVAL:

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Label and disengage the electrical connections from the alternator.
On the 2.5L engines, loosen the adjusting bolts and remove the alternator belt.
If equipped with a serpentine belt, loosen the tensioner and turn it counterclockwise to remove the belt.
Unfasten the alternator mounting bolts, then detach the alternator air inlet connector (3.1L engine only) and remove the alternator from the engine.

INSTALLATION:

Fasten the alternator to the mounting bracket, using the retaining bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the retainers to the specifications listed in the accompanying figures.


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If equipped with the 3.1L engine, attach the alternator air inlet connector.
Install the serpentine or alternator belt, as applicable. For details, please refer to of this information.
Engage the alternator electrical connections. Tighten the "Bat" terminal nut to 65 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
Check the belt tension, then adjust if necessary.
Connect the negative battery cable, then check the alternator for proper operation.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 3:54 PM

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