How to change the alternator on a 97????? HELP

10-01-2004, 09:12 PM

Could you take me step by step how to get my alternator off and replace it. I know it's bad, I did the old running engine, take a battery cable off the battery test....but I am clueless how to take the aternator off properly.

10-04-2004, 05:44 PM
Gee thanks everybody for your help....

10-04-2004, 08:17 PM
I'm not a master mechanic but last time I checked R&R of an alternator wasn't rocket science. If you have to ask your probably better to bring it to a garage. BTW if you truly want to learn Haynes sells a great book.

10-05-2004, 08:49 AM
remove negative battery cable. unhook battery wire from backside of alternator, remove belt from alternator, remove 3 bolts from alternator, disconnect wire harness from alternator, then you should just have to wiggle the alternator around to pull it out- has roll pin type spacers where the 2 long bolts secure it that have to be moved a little

10-06-2004, 02:36 PM
The best thing to do is go to your local auto zone/advanced auto parts and get a Chilton's Manual for your year. I can't tell you how many times it has come in handy for me!

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