1995 Dodge Caravan Alternator R&R

Tiny
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  • 1995 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 16,000 MILES
I need to remove and repair or replace the alternator in my 1995 Dodge Caravan with 160,000 miles. All my repair information shows is to remove the alternator from the bottom of the vehicle after removing a brace between the engine and timing cover. Unfortunately, there is no room to get the alternator out that way because of the exhaust, the floor and the engine. I would rather pull the alternator from the top, but the alternator mounting bracket can not be removed without pulling the engine. I hope to avoid this. Any information would be extremely helpful as I am about to take a sledge hammer to it.
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 11:52 AM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you is your model the Caravan C/V, ES, LE or SE? Also I need to know your engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 4:04 PM
Tiny
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Big surprise. I got out the title and found out that the vehicle is not a 95 but a 94. Dodge Caravan SE with a 3.3 L V6 and automatic transmission. Rather than give you the 8 digit in the VIN, I will give you the whole thing: 1B4GH44R6RX221563.

Thank you for your response considering my meager donation.
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 11:47 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for the info..........and the correction............okay let's see what we have........

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (3.3L)
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove alternator drive belt. Loosen, but DO NOT remove nut on support bracket at exhaust manifold. Remove alternator tensioner power steering bracket bolt. Remove tensioner stud nut and tensioner.
2. Remove alternator mounting bolts. Remove power steering reservoir from alternator mounting bracket. DO NOT remove hoses from reservoir. Remove alternator support bracket bolts. Remove intake plenum-to-alternator mounting bracket bolt. Remove alternator support bracket.
3. Move alternator aside, and remove alternator wiring. Remove alternator. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Caravan_Alternator_1.jpg



Sorry my friend..........no pics on this one...........I hope this helps you out.

It will be frustrating since you have to move so much stuff but just go slow and it will come out of there. Keep the sledge hammer near......... :)

No worries on the amount of the donation........that is what we are here for. You do what you can. When the lotto folks show up at your door.......then drop us a few more coins.....until then thanks for what you gave and good luck.

Thank you very much for the donation
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 2:20 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Hey one other thing before I let you go...........

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Caravan_Alternator_recalls_1.jpg


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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 2:24 PM

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