Avenger 2008

Alternator

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable at battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the underbody air dam.

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    Fig. Remove the underbody air dam

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  7. Remove the accessory drive splash shield.
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  9. Remove the serpentine belt.
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  11. Remove the accessory drive idler pulley.

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    Fig. Remove the accessory drive idler pulley

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  13. Loosen the lower mounting bolt.

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    Fig. Loosen the lower mounting bolt

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  15. Loosen the A/C compressor and relocate, pull down and to outboard side of vehicle to make room to remove alternator.

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    Fig. Loosen the A/C compressor and relocate

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  17. Unplug field circuit from alternator.

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    Fig. Unplug field circuit from alternator

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  19. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.

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    Fig. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire

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  21. Remove the upper mounting bolt.

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    Fig. Remove the upper mounting bolt

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  23. Remove the alternator lower mounting bolt.
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  25. Relocate the battery terminal (1) to the other side of the A/C line (2) for removal of the alternator.

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    Fig. Relocate the battery terminal (1) to the other side of the A/C line (2) for removal of the alternator

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  27. Rotate alternator pulley down.

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    Fig. Rotate alternator pulley down

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  29. Slide alternator down and out of vehicle.

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    Fig. Slide alternator down and out of vehicle

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To install:

  1. Move the A/C compressor to the side to install the alternator.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the alternator and set it in place.
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  5. Make sure the battery terminal is in front of the A/C line.
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  7. Loosely install the lower mounting bolt.
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  9. Loosely install the upper mounting bolt.
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  11. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  13. Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 88.5 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  15. Plug in the field circuit to the alternator.
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  17. Install idler pulley and tighten the bolt.
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  19. Install the serpentine belt.
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  21. Install the splash shield.
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  23. Install the lower air dam.
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  25. Lower the vehicle.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
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2.7L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Open Hood.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the radiator fan.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the accessory drive belt, pulling the belt off the alternator.
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  9. Remove the lower mounting bolt.
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  11. Remove the B+ terminal and field connection.

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    Fig. Remove the B+ terminal and field connection

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  13. Remove the 2 upper mounting bolts.
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  15. Remove the alternator.

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    Fig. Remove the alternator

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To install:

  1. Install the alternator.
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  3. Install the 2 upper bolts but do not tighten.
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  5. Connect the B+ terminal and field connectors.
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  7. Install the lower bolt and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  9. Install the accessory drive belt back on the alternator.
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  11. Tighten the 2 upper mounting bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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3.5L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009


CAUTION
Never force a belt over a pulley rim using a screwdriver. The synthetic fiber of the belt can be damaged.

  1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove alternator drive belt.
  4.  
  5. Unsnap plastic protective cover (4) from B+ mounting stud.

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    Fig. Unsnap plastic protective cover (4) from B+ mounting stud

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  7. Remove B+ terminal mounting nut (3) and B+ terminal (2) at top of alternator.
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  9. Disconnect field wire electrical connector (1) by pushing on connector tab.
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  11. Remove short mounting bolt (3) from alternator (1).

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    Fig. Remove short mounting bolt (3) from alternator (1)

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  13. Remove long mounting bolt (2) from alternator (1).
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  15. Remove alternator (1) from engine mounting bracket.
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To install:

  1. Install alternator.
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  3. Install mounting bolts and tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
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  5. Install battery cable. Tighten nut to 88.5 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  7. Connect electrical connector to alternator.
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  9. Install access drive belt.
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  11. Install negative battery cable remote terminal onto remote battery post.
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