Mazda Car 2005-06

Alternator

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    CAUTION
    Remove and install all parts when the engine is cold, otherwise they can cause severe burns or serious injury.


    CAUTION
    The alternator can be damaged by the heat from the exhaust manifold. Make sure the alternator duct is installed securely.

  2.  
  3. Remove the battery and battery tray.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drive belt.
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  7. P/S pressure hose bracket
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  9. Alternator bracket
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  11. Alternator duct
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  13. B terminal cable Alternator connector
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  15. Alternator

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    Fig. Alternator mounting-MX-5 Miata

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To install:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Please note the following
    1. Tighten bolt A temporarily.
    2.  
    3. Tighten bolt B, C to 29-37 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm).
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    5. Tighten bolt A to 29-37 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm).
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2.3L (L3) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the under cover.
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  7. Remove the drive belt.
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  9. Remove the alternator duct and heat insulator.
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  11. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
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  13. Remove the bolts A, B and C. Refer to the illustration for bolt location.

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    Fig. Location of alternator mounting bolts A, B and C-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models with 2.3L (L3) engine

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To install:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Install the alternator, tighten bolt A temporarily, then tighten the bolts in the following order; B, A and C to 29-41 ft. lbs. (40-55 Nm).
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  5. Connect the alternator electrical connections.
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  7. Install the heat insulator and tighten the bolt to 18-47 inch lbs. (2-5 Nm).
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  9. Install the alternator duct
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  11. Install the under cover.
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  13. Install the drive belt.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Mazdaspeed6
3.0L (Aj) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the under cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the drive belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right hand three way catalytic converter and front pipe.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
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  13. Remove the bolts and the alternator.

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    Fig. Alternator mounting-Mazda6 models with 3.0L (AJ) engine

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To install:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Install the alternator and tighten the bolts to 29-41 ft. lbs. (40-55 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the alternator electrical connections.
  6.  
  7. Install the right hand three way catalytic converter and front pipe.
  8.  
  9. Install the drive belt.
  10.  
  11. Install the under cover.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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