Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

Alternator

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Upper and lower mounting bolts
     
    Alternator
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator and the bolts, do not tighten the bolts at this time
     

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  3. Install the alternator belt and adjust the tension until a deflection of 0.24-0.31 inch (6-8mm) deflection with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted when installing a used belt. On a new belt the belt deflection should be 0.20-0.27 inch (5-7mm) with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted.

    Alternator electrical connectors, then torque the alternator bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Alternator
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the alternator and hand-tighten the bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the alternator belt and adjust the tension until a deflection of 0.24-0.31 inch (6-8mm) deflection with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted when installing a used belt. On a new belt the belt deflection should be 0.20-0.27 inch (5-7mm) with 22 lbs. (10 kg) of pressure exerted.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Upper alternator bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Lower alternator bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Exploded view of the alternator-Metro and Prizm models

     

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