How do you replace the alternator on a 1995 Chevy Cavalier?
Disconnect the battery terminals
Make note of the serpentine belt routing so that you can put it all back.
Using a 1/2 inch breaker bar in the hole of the tensioner arm, back off the pressure enough to get the belt off the alternator.
Disconnect the electrical plugs and all other wires making note of where things go.
Remove the bolts holding the alternator in place.
Put the replacment alternator back in place going in reverse order of the above.
* Disconnect the negative battery cable.If the vehicle is equipped with a delco loc 2 or theftlock audio system make sure to have the activation code before disconnecting the battery. * Remove the drivebelt * Label and detach the wires from the backside of the alternator * Remove the mounting bolts and separate the alternator from the engine
I have a 1997 cavalier. If it is the same and I think they are. The best thing to do is go to Wal-mart and get the installation kit. Inside the kit are directions on how to get the old stereo out. Because you have to take the dash off to get to some of the screws. It sounds rough but really it is easy.
I recently replaced the alternator on my 96' Lumina. 1. Remove the serpentine belt off the engine by locating the belt tensioner and removing the tension req'd to remove the belt. (there is usually a diagram in the engine compt. showing the tensioner location and belt path) 2. Remove required bolts (2) I believe... & elec. harness plug from alternator. 3. Replace alternator & reverse process.