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2000 Pontiac Montana V6 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

How do I change the alternator on a 2000 Pontiac Montana?

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Sunday, December 9th, 2007 AT 9:44 AM

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Generator Replacement
Removal Procedure
Remove the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure .
Remove the windshield wiper system module cover. Refer to Wiper Module Cover Replacement in Wipers Washer System.
Rotate and secure the engine forward. Refer to Rotating the Engine for Service Access in Engine Mechanical - 3.4L.

Remove the generator B+ terminal nut.
Remove the generator B+ lead.
Remove the generator electrical connector.
Remove the drive belt from the generator. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement in Engine Mechanical - 3.4L.

Remove the generator front bolt.

Remove the generator rear bolts.

Remove the generator from the generator bracket and position the generator above the drive axle.
Remove the drive belt tensioner. Refer to Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement in Engine Mechanical - 3.4L.
Remove the generator bracket. Refer to Generator Bracket Replacement .
Remove the power steering pipes from the power steering pipe retainer.
Remove the fuel pressure test port (schrader valve) cap from the fuel injector rail.
Important: Do not disconnect the power steering pipes from the power steering pump.

Remove the power steering pump and reposition the power steering pump in front of the timing chain cover in order to provide access for the generator. Refer to Power Steering Pump Replacement in Power Steering System.
Remove the generator from the vehicle.





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