Nissan Murano 2003-05

Alternator

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Diagnosis & Testing



Visually check the alternator wiring and listen for abnormal noises. Check that the wiring is in good condition. Check that there is no abnormal noise from the alternator while the engine is running.

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Fig. Alternator circuit diagram

Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Alternator harness connectors
     
    Engine right side under cover
     
    Radiator
     
    Remove alternator and air conditioner compressor belt.
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Alternator
     

  4.  


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    Fig. Alternator exploded view


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Alternator belt. Tighten the through-bolts to 18-23 ft. lbs. (25-31 Nm).
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Radiator
     
    Alternator harness connectors
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Alternator harness connectors
     
    Engine right side under cover
     
    Radiator
     
    Remove alternator and air conditioner compressor belt.
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Alternator

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    Fig. Alternator and related components

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Alternator belt. Tighten the through-bolts to 18-23 ft. lbs. (25-31 Nm).
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Radiator
     
    Alternator harness connectors
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system, using the proper grade and type coolant.
  4.  

 
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