DeVille, Eldorado, Seville 1999-2005

Alternator

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
There is a trend among manufacturers today to refer to the source of belt-driven electrical power as a -generator-; however, by virtue of the method in which the -generator- produces electrical current the device is actually an -alternator-. The two terms may be used interchangeably.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Alternator upper mounting bolt
     
    Engine splash shield
     
    Radiator support access panel
     
    Rear alternator bracket from the engine
     
    Alternator mounting bolts
     
    Duct on the back of the alternator
     
    Electrical connectors
     
    Front alternator-to-A/C bracket
     
    Alternator
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Front alternator-to-A/C bracket. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Electrical connectors. Torque the battery connection nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
     
    Duct on the back of the alternator
     
    Alternator mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Upper front bolt. Torque the bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Rear bracket to the engine. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Radiator support access panel
     
    Engine splash shield
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system. 4 DeVille
    NOTE
    There is a trend among manufacturers today to refer to the source of belt-driven electrical power as a -generator-; however, by virtue of the method in which the -generator- produces electrical current the device is actually an -alternator-. The two terms may be used interchangeably.

  4.  
  5. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  6.  
  7. Drain the cooling system.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Radiator
     
    Electrical connectors
     
    Alternator mounting bolts
     
    Alternator
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Alternator mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Electrical connectors. Torque the battery connection nut to 111 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Radiator
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4.  


NOTE
There is a trend among manufacturers today to refer to the source of belt-driven electrical power as a -generator-; however, by virtue of the method in which the -generator- produces electrical current the device is actually an -alternator-. The two terms may be used interchangeably.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Cooling fans
     
    Alternator cooler outlet hose, if equipped
     
    Alternator cooler inlet hose, if equipped
     
    Electrical connectors
     
    Alternator mounting bolts
     
    Alternator

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    Fig. Alternator mounting and wires

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Electrical connectors. Torque the battery connection nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
     
    Alternator cooler inlet hose, if equipped
     
    Alternator cooler outlet hose, if equipped. Torque the bolt to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
     
    Cooling fans
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4.  

 
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