Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005

Alternator

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Removal & Installation



3.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     

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  5. Rotate the engine forward.
    NOTE
    Do not disconnect the power steering pipes from the pump



    Alternator terminal nut, lead and electrical connector
     
    Serpentine belt
     
    Front bolts and two rear bolts
     
    Alternator from the bracket; position it above the drive axle
     
    Serpentine belt tensioner
     
    Bracket
     
    Power steering pipes from the retainer
     
    Fuel pressure test port cap from the injector rail
     



    Power steering pump and reposition it to gain access to the alternator
     
    Alternator
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Electrical harness to the right fender well retainer
     
    Power steering pump. Torque the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
     
    Fuel pressure test port cap to the fuel rail
     
    Power steering pipes to the retainer. Torque the fastener to 54 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
     
    Alternator bracket. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Serpentine belt tensioner
     
    Alternator to the bracket. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Serpentine belt
     
    Alternator electrical connector, lead and nut. Torque the nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
     

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  3. Rotate the engine to its original position.

    Negative battery cable
     

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  5. Perform a charging system test and verify the proper operation of the system.
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3.6L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery
  4.  
  5. Remove the torque struts and rotate the engine in order to provide access to remove the alternator.
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  7. Remove the bolts and the nuts from the engine mount struts brackets on the engine.
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  9. Remove the bolt and the nut from the engine mount strut at the engine mount strut bracket on the upper radiator support.
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  11. Remove the engine mount strut.
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  13. Remove the alternator B+ terminal nut and the battery cable from the alternator.
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  15. Disconnect the alternator electrical connector.
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  17. Remove the drive belt from the alternator.
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  19. Remove the idler pulley.
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  21. Remove the alternator bolts.
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  23. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Alternator mounting-3.6L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the alternator to the vehicle.
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  3. Install the alternator bolts. Tighten the alternator bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the idler pulley.
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  7. Install the drive belt.
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  9. Connect the alternator electrical connector.
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  11. Install the battery cable and the alternator B+ terminal nut to the alternator. Tighten the alternator B+ terminal nut 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  13. Install the torque struts.
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  15. Install the bolt and the nut to the engine mount strut at the engine mount strut bracket on the upper radiator support. HAND TIGHTEN ONLY.
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  17. Install the bolt and the nut to the engine mount strut at the engine mount strut bracket on the engine.
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  19. Tighten engine mount strut nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  21. Connect the battery ground (negative) cable to the battery.
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Testing



Voltage Test
  1. Make sure the engine is OFF , and turn the headlights on for 15-20 seconds to remove any surface charge from the battery.
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  3. Using a DVOM set to volts DC, probe across the battery terminals.
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  5. Measure the battery voltage.
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  7. Write down the voltage reading and proceed to the next test.
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