REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
The regulator is attached to the back of the alternator by four Torx® screws.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Detach the wiring connector.
- Remove the regulator mounting screws.
- Remove the regulator with the brush holder attached.
- Hold the voltage regulator in one hand and pry off the cap covering the "A" screw head with a flat bladed prytool.
- Remove the 2 Torx® (T20) screws attaching the regulator to the alternator brush holder. Separate the voltage regulator from the alternator brush holder.
Transfer the brush components to the replacement regulator as follows:
- Position the alternator brush holder onto the regulator and install the attaching screws.
- Install the cap on the head of the "A" terminal screw.
- Depress the alternator brushes into the alternator brush holder.Hold the alternator brushes in position by inserting a standard size paper clip (or equivalent) through both the location hole in the voltage regulator and through the holes in the alternator brush holder.
- Make sure all wiring connectors are clean and tight.
- Position the regulator onto the back of the alternator, then install the mounting screws until snug.
- Remove the paper clip (or equivalent) from the voltage regulator, if applicable.
- Attach the wiring harness connector to the regulator.
When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more for the PCM to relearn the strategy.
- Connect the negative battery cable.