To prevent damage to the alternator and regulator, the following precautions should be taken when working with the electrical system.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Side Terminal Alternator
- Disconnect the negative cable at the battery.
- Loosen the alternator attaching bolt and remove the adjustment arm attaching bolt. Remove the drive bolt from the pulley.
- Remove the electrical connectors from the alternator. To remove the stator and field connectors depress the locktab and pull the connector straight off the terminals.
- Remove the alternator attaching bolt and remove the alternator.
- Position the alternator to the engine, and install the spacer (if used) and the alternator attaching bolt. Tighten the bolt to a snug position.
- Install the adjustment arm attaching bolt.
- Install the drive belt on the pulley and adjust the belt tension. Apply pressure on the alternator front housing adjusting ear and tighten the adjusting arm bolt and the alternator mounting bolt. Test the tightness of the belt by pressing it firmly with your thumb at its longest run. The deflection should be about a 1 / 4 inch.
- Attach the electrical connectors to the alternator.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
- Loosen the alternator pivot bolt and adjuster bolt, then remove the drive belt.
- Disconnect the wiring terminals from the back of the alternator. The push-on type terminals should be pulled straight off the terminal to prevent damage to the terminal.
- Remove the alternator adjuster bolt and pivot bolt, then remove the alternator.
- Position the alternator on the engine, install the pivot bolt and the adjuster bolt, then tighten until snug.
- Connect the wiring terminals to the back of the alternator.
- Install the drive belt and tighten the tension until there is a 1 / 4 inch deflection at its longest span. Apply pressure on the front housing only.
- Tighten the adjuster bolt and connect the negative cable to the battery.