Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the serpentine belt.
Raise and support the front of the vehicle.
Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly for access through the wheelwell.
Working through the wheelwell, remove the alternator bracket-to-block bolt, then remove the brace-to-intake nut.
Unfasten the alternator wiring connector, then remove the battery terminal nut and wire.
Loosen the alternator retaining bolts, then support the alternator and remove the fasteners. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install the retaining bolts.
Tighten the left alternator bolt to 22 ft. Lbs. (30 Nm) and the right bolt to 32 ft. Lbs. (43 Nm).
Install the battery terminal wire and tighten the retaining nut, then engage the alternator wiring connector.
Install the alternator brace, then tighten the retaining nuts and bolts to 22 ft. Lbs. (30 Nm).
Hold the serpentine drive belt tensioner, back off the belt while slipping the belt over the alternator pulley. Gradually lower the tensioner into contact with the belt, then check for proper alignment and tension.
Install the wheel and tire assembly. Lower the vehicle.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the vehicle and check for proper alternator operation.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 AT 8:17 PM