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How do you change the alternator for a 1994 dodge caravan?

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01/09/2007

Here is how my [http://www.themotorbookstore.com/caravan.html 94 Dodge Caravan Manual] says to do it. 3.0l Engines The 3.0L engines were equipped with either the Nippondenso or Bosch alternators. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Install a 1/2 in, breaker bar in the tensioner slot. Rotate counterclock- wise to release belt tension and remove poly-V belt.
3. Remove the alternator mounting bolts (2)
4. Remove the wiring and remove alternator.
To Install:
5. Position the alternator onto the engine, then install the wiring.
6. Set the alternator against the mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
7. Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise and install poly-V belt.
8. Connect the negative battery cable. 3.3L and 3.8L Engines
The 3.3L and 3.8L engines were equipped with the Nippondenso alternators. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the alternator drive belt, by relieving the tension on the dynamic tensioner
3. Loosen the nut on the support bracket at the exhaust manifold, do not remove it.
4. Remove the alternator tensioner/power steering bracket bolt.
5. Remove the tensioner stud nut and remove the tensioner.
6. Remove the alternator mounting bolts.
7. Remove the power steering reservoir from the mounting bracket, do not disconnect the hoses, and position it out of the way.
8. Remove the alternator support bracket bolts, Remove the intake plenum to alternator bracket bolt and remove the alternator support bracket from the engine.
9. Remove the alternator from the engine and disconnect the electrical leads.
To Install:
10. Install the alternator in position on the engine and connect the electrical leads.
11. Install the alternator support bracket, tighten the retaining bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install the power steering reservoir on the mounting bracket.
13. Install the alternator mounting bolts, tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
14. Install the tensioner and tensioner mounting stud. Install the retaining nut on the exhaust manifold.
15. Install the alternator belt, insert a 1/2 in. extension into the square hole in the tensioner and turn the tensioner. Tighten the tensioner bolt.
16. Connect the negative battery cable. Good Luck and Remember.
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