1998 Mazda 626 98 Mazda 626 LX alternator

  • 1998 MAZDA 626
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 100,000 MILES
HOW do I remove the alternator in the 4 cylinder engine?
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Friday, July 3rd, 2009 AT 9:59 AM

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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the alternator upper mounting bolt.
Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt and remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the 6 bolts and remove the transverse member.
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the alternator.
Remove the front exhaust pipe as follows:

Support the exhaust system at the catalytic converter with a jack or by suspending it on a piece of wire.
Disconnect the oxygen sensor electrical connector and remove the sensor using a sensor wrench.
Remove the 3 exhaust manifold flange nuts and remove the clamp from the hold-down bracket.
Remove the exhaust pipe-to-converter nuts and pry the rubber hangers from the mounting hooks. Remove the pipe.

Remove the alternator lower through-bolt and remove the alternator.


Install the alternator with the through-bolt.
Install the exhaust pipe, using new gaskets. Tighten the pipe-to-converter nuts to 28-8 ft. Lbs. (8-51 Nm) and the exhaust manifold flange nuts to 28-8 ft. Lbs. (8-51 Nm). Tighten the exhaust clamp nuts to 14-18 ft. Lbs. (19-25 Nm).
Install the oxygen sensor, using a sensor wrench, and tighten to 6 ft. Lbs. (49 Nm). Connect the oxygen sensor electrical connector.
Connect the alternator electrical connectors.
Install the transverse member and tighten the bolts to 68-96 ft. Lbs. (94-11 Nm). Lower the vehicle.
Install the drive belt and upper mounting bolt. Adjust the belt tension. Tighten the lower through-bolt to 24-3 ft. Lbs. (2-46 Nm) and the upper mounting bolt to 12-16 ft. Lbs. (16-22 Nm).
Connect the negative battery cable.
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