My 2000 130 had the same problem. I took it back to the shop and it was determined that my belt needed replaced. It is perfect now. I neglected to ask how it could be the belt considering the fact that it didn't squeek before the alternator died.
no need for battery disconnect. i believe it is the water pump/alternator batter. simplehow to change alternator beltThat is fairly easy I had the same problem it took me a while hopefully my help will take you less time. ok first off you should already know to disconnect the neg. on your battery. there are two bolts one is located on the top right, and one at the bottem left losen these two bolts and that should let your alternator slide forward, next you will find two pulleys on one rod next to the front right tire turn your alternator belt where the groves are facing up toward the engine and use a large crescent wrench to turn the front pulley turn un till half the belt is be hind the belt on the first pulley then all you need to do is run the belt up to the engine pulley and then around your alternator tighten the alternator back down and then reconecct your battery and drive away
PROBABLY ISNT MUCH DIFFERENT THEN A 1995. GET YOURSELF A LONG 15MM RENCH AND LOSEN THE TOP BOLT OF THE ALTERNATOR YOU CAN SEE IT RIGHT BEHIND THE TIMEING BELT COVER. NOW JACK UP THE CAR , REMOVE THE TIRE AND CRAWL UNDERNEATH. LOSEN UP THE BOLT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ALTERNATOR. HERE COMES THE FUN PART. ON THE BACK PART OF THE TOP ALTERNATOR BRACKET IS A TENSIONING BOLT, AND IF DODGE HASNT CHANGED THE SIZE ITS A 13MM. YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR ARM BACK HEHIND THERE AND WITH A 13MM ON A RATCHET WRENCH LOSEN THE TENSIONER UNTIL YOU CAN PUSH THE ALTERNATOR FORWARD ENOUGH TO GET THE BELT OFF OF THE CRANK SHAFT PULLY. REPLACE THE SAME WAY YOU TOOK IT OFF.
# Notice which pulleys the alternator belt rides on. # Remove the alternator's adjustment bolt. # Remove the alternator's pivot bolt. # Remove the alternator. # Before you can put on the new belt, you probably will have to remove someother belts which means loosening other adjustment and pivot bolts. # Place the new alternator belt on the pulleys you took note of earlier. # Put the alternator back on. # Making sure to tighten all the bolts you loosened earlier. All belts should only deflect 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Longer belts deflect more than shorter belts.
Remove Right front tire then remove the fender well and the battery and air cleaner on the other side. remove the radiator after you remove the left fan move the right one aside. Now You can get to the bolts. you will need three extensions to go behind the ex.manfold to get the back bolt out. The alternator will only come out the top. It took me 5 hr. to get it off 3 hr to put it back together on My 1994 Northstar. the shop rebuilt it for $90.00. I later found the alternator at rockauto.com. Remove Right front tire then remove the fender well and the battery is how I replace the belt.
1. Pull The cables off the battery. 2. remove the wires from the back of the alternator. 3. losen the belt from the alternator ... it being an 88, i'd imagine you'd do this by losening the bracket that holds the alternator in place 4. put new alternator back on 5. re attach wires to back (to the same place you took them off. It helps to mark them if your memory isn't good) 6. put the belt back on (be sure to get it tight.. but not snap tight. There should be little to no play. It helps if you use a large flat head, or a pry bar to hold the alternator tight if it's the bracket style mentioned above.) 7. re-attach the battery cables 8. start the car
First disconnect the battery so you won't mess with live wires. Now there should be two bolts holding the alternator on, the one on bottom is long and the top one is short. Loosen the top bolt first and the alternator will pivot down and the belt will come off. Undo the bottom bolt and then unplug the wiring harnesses from the back or the alternator. Put your new one on the same way you took the old one off, adjust it to get the belt tight, then connect your battery.
Easy 5 minute task. First and most importantly make sure you have some kind of diagram of how the belt moves along all of the pulleys. There should be a diagram on the car. Next, find the belt tensioner. It should be located a little bit below the alternator. Take a crescent wrench put it over the metal part on the tensioner and rock it back toward the cabin and remove the belt by pulling it away from the engine. To install just put on all of the other pulleys except the alternator and the tensioner and rock the tensioner back side it on the tensioner and over the alternator. Took me 5 mins on my 96 Century.
REPLACING THE ALTERNATOR ON THIS MODEL IS VERY EASY. TO START DISCONNECT THE BATTERY COMPLETLY. NEXT, REMOVE THE DRIVE BELT SIMPLY BY PRESSING DOWN ON THE TENSIONER. THERE ARE 3 NUTS AND 1 BOLT HOLDING THE ALTERNATOR DOWN. 2 NUTS BOLTING IT DOWN TO THE HEAD BOLTS, 1 NUT BOLTING IT DOWN TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, AND 1 BOLT CONNECTING IT TO THE POWER STEARING BRACKET. TAKE ALL 4 OUT. REMOVE THE 2 WIRES FROM THE ALTERNATOR. DONT LET THE POWER TOUCH METAL OR (*SPARKS*). NEXT TASK IS TO REMOVE ANY BRACKETRY FROM OLD ALTERNATOR. AFTER PURCHASING A NEW ALTERNATOR (WHICH I WOULD SUGGEST) BOLT BACK ON THE BRACKETRY THAT YOU TOOK OFF OF THE OLD ONE. THERE WILL BE A PIVOT BOLT ON THE ALTERNATOR THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO GET OFF. WHEN YOU PUT THIS BOLT BACK INTO THE NEW ALTERNATOR LEAVE IT LOOSE AS THIS WILL BE A WAY OF ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF ALTERNATOR. PUT ALTERNATOR BACK IN AS IT WAS TAKEN OUT. CONNECT THE 2 WIRES BACK IN. ADJUST AS NEED (WITH THE PIVOT BOLT). PUT ALL NUTS AND BOLTS BACK IN. PUT DRIVE BELT BACK ON ROUTING IT PROPERLY. MAKE SURE IT IS NICE AND SNUG. PUT BATTERY BACK IN AND START HER UP! GOOD LUCK.
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. This is pretty easy. I am far from a mechanic but it only took me five minutes to do this.
You remove four bolts from alternator taking off all hoses and remembering where you took off bolt plates(small plates that screws go into). You then remove three bolts on passenger side of alternator. Take off drive belt. You will have to replace it. You will use the tension pulley to replace the belt. It takes a little force.
Same thing happened to me. Replaced the battery & the light went out for a couple weeks; after which it was back on again. This time I took it to the shop & they said the alternator was about to go. I didn't want to "fix" something that was "about to go" so I drove it for about 10 more days before the alternator stopped putting out enough juice to keep the car running or battery charged. Took the car back in & paid to have the alternator replaced. Guess they were right b/c it has worked just fine since. Good luck. It sounds like your alternator is about to go. Same thing happened to me. Replaced the battery & the light went out for a couple weeks; after which it was back on again. This time I took it to the shop & they said the alternator was about to go. I didn't want to "fix" something that was "about to go" so I drove it for about 10 more days before the alternator stopped putting out enough juice to keep the car running or battery charged. Took the car back in & paid to have the alternator replaced. Guess they were right b/c it has worked just fine since. Good luck. It sounds like your alternator is about to go.
I changed the alternator on my 02 trafic van today, its pretty straight forward job but took a bit of time to actually get at the part needing replacing, i did it on the drive, no jack, you will need a few tools and a couple of torques head sockets to get at the bumper screws, you need to strip of the plastic under tray, and the plastic cover on the right hand side just in front of the drive shaft, this gives you access to the belt tensioner, grill needs to come off, both head lights out and then the front bumper comes off, there's a small plastic shield in front of the alternator that clips out, then its a case of a 17mm socket on to the belt tensioner and dropping the belt off, two bolts hold the alternator on and came out easy , the bottom one will not come all the way out as it fouls the chassis leg, however, the alternator will come out as long as the bolt is as far out as you can get it, theres a slot in the mounting bracket to allow the alternator to pull free, rebuild is the opposite of the stip .. Changing the alternator took me 15m.. Getting acces to it took me a bout a hour
Not an easy job . Jack up an support front end of car . Remove right side front tire . Remove plastic covers , belt , three bolts , and wires. That was the easy part , trust me , next comes the "Not easy part ". Removing Alternator . I did it through the top , yes it can be done . Took me just over an hour . A second pair of hands will help greatly , and keep the swearing in check . Work the new alternator in and pat your self on the back ! This is a weekend job !!!
I took the crankcase pulley of my 2.4. There are 4 bolts on the pulley by the bottom of the engine. Once you undo these, hit the pulley lightly with a rubber mallet to dislodge it. I had a bit of a time getting it out, but it will come out if you are patient. You also have to take the alternator belt off, and another belt. Took me more time to get the belts and brakets off than it took to put the new pulley back on! Good Luck
I have the dreaded belt squeals, this happened after a valve job and the dealer didnt tighten the belts enough. Like the A/C compressor the alternator has an adjusting stud, a pivot bolt and a tightening bolt, this is what I can not find. I found all 3 components on the a/c compressor but am still looking for the altSomewhere it was said that it's the same as in the 91 Honda Accord.IF true..Both the alternator and the AC compressor run off the SAME belt.And ther is NO adjusting stud, etc. on the alternator.Soo..Please tell me How to get to the AC adjust components.(with only one belt, it makes no sense for BOTH to have adjustors.)start off by taking out the power steering pump..one of the bolts you have to look through the pully to see it...it has 2 10mm bolts that hold the tensioner.the top blot on it is a 14mm and the bottom blot is a 12mm.....pull off the belt......next step is the alternator remove the 10mm tensioner blots...remove the belt....take out the top and bottom bolt and remove the alternator....putting it back in is the same why you took it out...hope this helps you out..Additional info: The AC compressor does NOT have a tensioner. It does operate from the same belt as the alternator and the adjuster on the alternator is the one used. The power steering pump has it's own belt and adjuster.
It's a job you need an experienced mechanic for. First you need to disconnect the battery. There's a protective cover inside the front passenger wheel that has to come off. The alternator has a serpentine belt that connects to it so that has to be loosened (a tricky job in itself). All the connections to the alternator should be disconnected and ideally marked for replacement. Reverse the process to install the new one. It's really a tight fit to get to the belt and alternator. I've replaced a belt on one and it took a lot of time and a great deal of patience . I did it on the ground with no lift so that added to the problem.
I had a hard time with it, I took the power steering pump off then lossened the alternator to get to it. That is on a 1990 model by the way and I would think they are the same,
Remove alternator/water pump belt on Mazda Protégé 2000 DX 1.6L engine with A/C. This involves removing the A/C and power steering belt first. You'll need a 10, 12 and 14 mm box end wrenches and/or sockets.Jack up car on passenger side front or drive onto ramps. Secure automobile in a safe condition.Remove right hand air shield under car, so that you have clear access to underside of engine on right sideLocate pully tensioner on A/C and loosen three bolts: tensioner bolt, bolt on the slider and the bolt on the pivot point. This last bolt may be hidden behind the A/C pulley.If the A/C pump does not drop of it’s own accord, use a piece of wood and a rubber mallet to move it down enough to remove the outer belt.Locate the pully tensioner on the alternator and loosen the tensioner bolt and the bolt on the alternator slider. The alternator pivot bolt is under the alternator, on the inside of the alternator. It can be reached from the bottom, above the axle half-shaftTo install, just reverse the process. It took me about 3 hours total.
I own the nxt year's model, but if the '89 is anything like the '90, then this might work for you. The alternator is located underneath the air conditioner compressor. This is on the left hand side of the vehicle if you are looking at the car with the hood up. The compressor has all manner of tubes coming off of it with pressure valves on the tubes, and a belt hooked to it. Directly underneath the compressor is the alternator. The alternator has a drive belt attached to it and a single cable attached to the body that splits off four ways. Detatch the cable. then, at the front of the alternator (towards the front of the car), there is a bolt tyhat needs to come off. loosen the bolt and take it out; the alternator should shift downwards, giving you enough play to take the drive belt off. once you remove the drive belt, there is a bolt that needs to come off of the other side (towards the rear of the vehicle) of the alternator. loosen this bolt, take it off. and be careful to get all of the rubber washers in case they fall off, there are two. your alternator should now be removed from the chassis, and you can take it out of the car. I took my oil filter off of my car to let the alternator off more easily; just do whatever works. Then check what model your alternator is and buy a new one. reverse the steps to put the thing back in.
changing an alternator is easy. Use a tie iron from your spare tire kit. Slide it between the front of the housing and the frame of the body. To make it simple the tire iron should run up and down and rest just to the left of the neck of the fill cap for your radiator. Pull back on the tire iron to apply pressure against the alternator. *Before you do the above mentioned step: There should be a tensioner that applies tension to the belts. Look at that part and there is probably a square hole that is fit for a standard socket wrench. If so, attach your socket wrench and use it to pull the tensioner and release the tension so that you may remove the belt from the alternator. Once the belt is removed from the alternator, the other two bolts should come out pretty easy. Once they are removed you can get better access to the other cables attached to the alternator. Same process for releasing tension to put the belt back on once the alternator is bolted back in. Remove the top screw and slowly ease back on the tire iron. The alternator acts like a tensioning device for the serpentine belt...this is why you have to apply slight pressure. If you don't apply pressure you can still back out the top screw, but it will "pop" on you, possible injury may occur. After removing the top screw, remove your bottom screw and work the alternator left and right to lossen it from the engine mount...This part is difficult!! Unplug your electrical connection by lifting on the plastic latch and pulling out slowly. You have a screw to remove which takes a 13mm socket. Use the reverse order to install the new one....remember to apply pressure when putting your top screw back in...good luck. I did this yestersay it took about 20 minutes...i am not a mechanic! > you should remove all electrical connections on your alternator first, then do all the other non-dumb steps listed above(so as not to snap the wires, or short out yourself)
on hood is a diagrahm if not remember how u took off belt on hood is a diagrahm if not remember how u took off belt
On my 97 Cavalier I can use a 15mm box end wrench on the spring tension idler pulley. The idler pulley is in the middle of all the pulleys on the belt. It is right under the engine mount and above the crankshaft pulley. It is difficult to get to, but I can put the wrench on the bolt in the center of the pulley and apply clockwise force (looking at the engine from the passenger side fender) to rotate the idler down. This will loosen the belt. You will need to do the same to re-install the belt. Be careful, the pulley will try to spring up when you remove the belt. Make sure you memorize or draw the belt path before you remove it. If you forget, Advance Auto Parts can print a diagram. It was the same for our 2004 Cavalier. I took the right wheel off and lining behind it.... much much easier! (pulley and belt right there)
Depending if its a new one your trying to install, it may have been on for awhile i would GENTALLY tap it with a rubber hammer to loosen it up.
Lots of things can make an Alternator go bad. _____________________________________________ Do yourself a favor. When buying a New Alternator have them check it before taking it home? I had a bad incident that I ended up with, 3 bad alternators in one day, 3 different stores. Last store check it before I took it home and everything was good. I ended up changing it 3 times. Make sure they also change the pulley.Alternator Removal & Installation 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley. 3. Detach the electrical harness connectors at the alternator assembly. 4. Disconnect the positive battery cable and remove the nut and washer. 5. Remove 2 front alternator bolts. 6. Remove the rear alternator support bracket retaining bolts and the support bracket. 7. Remove the alternator from the vehicle. To install: 8. Place the alternator in position and loosely install 2 front alternator retaining bolts. 9. Install the alternator bracket and 3 alternator bracket bolts. Tighten to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm) 10. Tighten 2 front alternator retaining bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm). 11. Connect 2 electrical hardness connectors to the alternator assembly. 12. Connect the positive battery cable and install the nut and washer. Tighten the nut to 72 inch lbs. (8 Nm). 13. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and install the drive belt on the alternator pulley. 14. Connect the negative battery cable. 15. Start the engine and check for proper charging system operation.