- 1). Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery, then remove the positive (red).
- 2). Raise the front end of the car and place it securely on jack stands. The lift points are very far under the edge--refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for an illustration.
- 3). Unbolt and remove the plastic cover from the bottom of the engine.
- 4). Unbolt the transmission cooler and move it to the side, but do not disconnect the hoses. The cooler looks like a small radiator underneath your car, connected by hoses to the transmission.
- 5). Unbolt and remove the support for the radiator, replacing it with a jack stand.
- 6). Loosen the T-bolt that adjusts the alternator, then loosen the pivot bolt. Do not remove them. This removes tension from the alternator belt. Remove the belt.
- 7). Disconnect the electrical connectors. The battery line is held in place with a nut. Remove the pivot bolt and alternator.
- 8). Install the replacement alternator. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the battery cable nut to 90 in-lbs. (7.5 ft-lbs.) and the pivot bolt to 40 ft-lbs.
3.2L and 3.5L Engines
- 1). Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery, then remove the positive (red). Unbolt and remove the upper support rail for the radiator.
- 2). Loosen the lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt on the alternator, but do not remove it. This relieves tension from the belt. Remove the belt.
- 3). Disconnect the electrical connectors. The battery line is connected with a nut.
- 4). Unbolt and remove the alternator. Install the replacement using the reverse procedure. Torque the battery cable nut to 85 in-lbs. (7 ft-lbs.) and the mounting and pivot bolts to 40 ft-lbs.