If you've got the 3.3 liter engine you'll also have to remove the upper alternator bracket to have enough room to get the alternator out of the engine compartment. You'd think you could lower it through the bottom, but I couldn't.
(1) take or draw a picture of the belt routing and remove the belt (2) remove the negative battery terminal clamp from the battery. (3) remove the wire harness from the back of the alternator. It has two 10mm leads and two 7mm. Best reached by kneeling on top of the engine. All large bolts are 15mm. You'll need a good strong shop light. (4) Jack up and with jack stands support the right front and from underneath, unbolt the horizontal brace between an exhaust manifold stud and the power steering/lower alternator bracket. This gives you access to the lower alternator bolt. (5) Unbolt the upper and lower alternator bolts and the top alternator bracket from the intake manifold. (6) Unbolt the three bolts holding the upper alternator bracket to the timing cover. The long one has a spacer. (7) Unbolt (8mm) the power steering reservoir from the alternator bracket and move it aside, keeping it upright so as not to spill the fluid. If the belt tensioner is too much in the way, remove it from behind the lower support bracket. (8) Pull the upper alternator bracket straight up and out of the engine compartment. Now you can remove the alternator.
Installation is the reverse.
Monday, August 3rd, 2009 AT 1:48 PM