How do you replace the plug on the alternator?
Go out and buy a new plug from an auto parts store. The new plug may or may not come with what's called "butt connectors." If it doesn't come with the "butt connectors," then you may have to buy them separately. Don't forget these "butt connectors." USE THE CORRECT SIZE FOR THE BUTT CONEECTORS. Locate your old plug on the alternator and make sure it looks the same as the new plug. Then, DISCONNECT JUST ONE OF THE BATTERY POLES, EITHER ONE, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH ONE. CUT THE OLD PLUG FROM THE WIRE HARNASS AT LEAST HALF AN INCH BACK FROM THE CONNECTOR. Then take the new plug and splice it onto the wire harness using the right size "butt connectors." If you know how to solder the wires together, then please do so because its a good idea to do it. But if you don't know how or don't have a solder gun, it's ok, but when you finish connecting the plug onto the [alternator] wire harness just tape up the splice really good using black electrical tape so that water doesn't get into the splice.
It sounds hard, but its really simple. Just take your time and do it right the first time. The parts or supllies you might need is:
a pair of wire cutters
black electrical tape
a new alternator plug that can be purchased at an auto parts store [auto zone, NAPA, Carquest, Pep Boys, ect....]
1. Disconnect the battery 2. Place a socket wrench in the belt tensioner and turn it up. This lets you slide the belt off of the alternator. 3. The alternator is held on to the engine with four bolts which need to be removed. 4. On the top of the alternator you will see a wire plug. Remove the plug and loose the bolt that is holding it in place. Then simply remove the alternator…
Remove Battery Negative Cable & secure away from post. Release tension on Belt Tensioner & remove Serpentine Belt from Alternator Pulley. Remove Battery Cable & Electrical Plug from Alternator. If applicable, remove Power Steering Line Clip from Alternator. Remove Alternator Mounting Bolts. Remove Alternator. Installation is reverse.....
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.
Hello. I just replace the alternator on our 2001 Focus with 70K on the odometer. The job took about an hour. However, before you replace yours, check the continuity through the electrical plug connection at the alternator. This is a weak point of the Focus and can cause the alternator to not charge the battery properly. If the plug checks good, you must replace the entire alternator (as of 12-20-06, the part costs about $165…
To change the alternator in the truck, first disconnect the battery and then disconnect a plug that the alternator has on the right top of the alternator. Then there is a red cover that has a bolt and then unscrew that and then there are two more larger bolt, one on top and one on the bottom and then it should come out. But before you do all that take off the belt. Thank you
disconnect negative battery tml.,remove the plug from the alternator,remove the main battery wire from the stud on the alternator, remove the lock bolt, swing alternator down to remove belt, remove pivot bolt, swing alt. until its out. replacement is reverse of remova; To take out the alternator on a 88' tercel, you have to do it from under the car
What causes the battery and brake light to come on when the alternator connector is plug in and it will go out when it is disconnected and sometimes with it connected it will kill the battery?
I have a 2.0 1995 Mercury mystique the battery charge light was on no output on old alternator. Replaced alternator No output from new alternator "charge light out" (wiggle test wires& re-check wires) at alternator *still no output* is there a fuse that could be the problem or just another bad alternator... I would check the alternator plug before getting another alternator, it may be bad. And is a lot cheaper to replace.
Simple... See how and where the old one is and put it the same way... All you have to do is loosen the belt by loosening the belt tensioner. Then unplug the cable, remove the bolts that hold the alternator. Replace it with the new one, plug it in, put the belt on and tighten the tensioner to give the belt "tension" obviously. and Presto
the alternator is located on the passenger side of the engine compatment close to the radiator on the top level of the engine. step 1- remove alternator belt via tention pulley, step2- unplug alternator step3- unbolt alternator ( there are 2 bolts, one long and one short) step4- remove alternator step 5- insert new alternator step6- reinsert bolts and plug new alternator in step7- place belt back where it was and your all done
Have a 1997 buick lesabre is it hard to replace it and where is it located can you please help me i need a new alternator?
Passengers side of the engine. It is the component with the little black fan. You need to take off the serpentine belt, then take out the wire to the alternator. then you need to unbolt it, and then replace it with the new one, plug it back in, and put the serpentine belt back on. Not very difficult.