REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 6
- Disconnect the battery ground cable.
- Loosen the alternator mounting bolts, remove the adjustment arm-to-alternator attaching bolt and remove the alternator drive belt from the alternator.
- Remove the alternator mounting bolt and spacer, and lift the alternator from the engine.
- With the alternator removed from its installed position, remove the electrical connectors. On units with integral regulators mounted on the back of the alternator housing, depress the sides of the retainer clip and remove the wire from the regulator.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedures.
BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT
- Loosen the alternator adjusting arm bolt and the mounting bolts.
- Properly position the belt on its pulley(s).
- Pull the alternator away from the engine so that the belt tightens. If you are using a prybar, be sure that you position it only against the front end housing of the alternator. Positioning such a device against the rear end housing will damage the alternator.
- When the belt feels adequately tight, tighten the adjusting arm bolt only. Test the tightness of the belt by pressing it firmly with your thumb. The deflection should not exceed 1 / 4 inch. If further adjustment is required, loosen the adjusting arm bolt and make the correction. Tighten the adjusting arm bolt and test the belt tension again.
- If the belt is properly tightened, secure the mounting bolts.