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the alternator will be on the end of the engine that has the drive belts or serpentine belts, alternators are belt driven.
You need to loosen the belts by backing off the tensioners. Since this is difficult to describe I would suggest investing in a manual that has illustrations showing how it's done.
See "Related Questions" below for information about alternators and serpentine belts. Should be a good start to your project...
it's easy to change fan belts that is connected to the alternator two bolts
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there should be two major bolts to the alternator one to losse'n up the belts and the other to release the alternator to the mount. loosen the belts first and then remove the belts.. after this it should be easy to replace the alternator
Changing the alternator or removing and installing the belt should not cause excessive stress or wear on the belts.
To change the alternator drive belt on a Bobcat 853 you start by lifting the cab. With the cab up, you can see the back of the engine and alternator. Locate the belts spring tensioner and release the belt.
The alternator is driven by a belt. Follow the belts and you will find the alternator.
I can't really say for sure about a '98, but I have a 99, and you just loosen the bolts on the alternator, move it forward, and switch old and new belts. Push the alternator back (with a rod) and retighten the bolts.
Loosen the belts, unbolt the old alternator, bolt the new one on, tighten the belts back up.
AC, alternator, power steering, and timing belts.
I'm not sure how many billable hours they charge for this but here's a ball park estimate.$125 for alternator (Autozone) they'll charge you a few bucks on top of that. Maybe $3-400 total depending on mechanic. They will also recommend you change your belts too.While the alternator is pulled they must remove your belts (Serpentine or Power steering or both). Have them change them if they are worn, thus you wont have to change them for a while. Don't let them charge any extra labor for that as they will have to take the belts off to replace the alternator!!!!
you have to remove all belts
Replaced alternator now belts are squeeling. How do you stop the squiling are the belts to lose or to tight?
Disconnect the battery. Unplug the alternator and take the belts off. Unbolt the alternator, and bolt the new one in. Put the belts back on it. Plug it back in and reconnect the battery. Voila! You changed your own alternator!
Go to the parts store and get the belts then loosten the alternator, power steering pump and a/c compressor and remove the belts measuring them as they come off to see which belt goes where.
BeltsYes, you must remove all of the belts to replace the alternator belt. The compressor belt first, then the power steering belt then the alternator belt.
the car has the original alternator in it, the brackets for the new alternator (the ford one) are uneven and wont fit the belts on them, i was wondering if i can take the brackets from the old alternator and replace them on the for so the belts will fit answer quickly thanks!
The alternator, belts, and wiring.
there is a belt tensioner near the alternator.
The ac, power steering and alternator will have separate tensioners (the units slide on a bracket to tighten) if they have separate belts. Loosen the units and the belts will come off. If a serpentine belt is used there only one tensioner.
AnswerAt the front of the engine will be a few components that have pulleys with a belts around them. Only one component will NOT have hoses going to it, but only wires. This is it.On my 98 mystique, it was located behind the motor on the passenger side. Just be careful when replacing it though, and probably change the alternator plug as well. My new alternator blew out the old plug. Had to have the car towed twice in 2 days!
Not a serpentine on mine. Mine is the 2.0L and it has 2 multi-groove belts. One for aircon/power steering other for alternator. Not a serpentine on mine. Mine is the 2.0L and it has 2 multi-groove belts. One for aircon/power steering other for alternator.