PT Cruiser, 2001 - 2005

Alternator

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Removal & Installation



Remove or disconnect the following:



Negative battery cable
 
Air cleaner lid
 
Inlet Air Temperature (IAT) sensor and make-up hose
 
Upper alternator adjustment lock nut, loosen only
 
Right front wheel
 
Splash shield
 
Support bracket
 
Lower pivot bolt, loosen only
 
Drive belt T-bolt, loosen only
 
Alternator wiring connectors
 
Alternator belt
 
Axle retaining nut
 
Lower control arm from the steering knuckle
 
Axle shaft
 
Lower mounting bolt from the upper adjustment bracket
 
Alternator

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Fig. Remove the lower pivot bolt from the alternator



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Fig. The removal and installation of the alternator

 

To install:

Install or connect the following:



Alternator
 
Alternator drive belt
 
Axle shaft
 
Lower control arm to the steering knuckle
 
Lower ball joint nut and torque the nut to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
 
Axle retaining nut and torque the nut to 120 ft. lbs. (163 Nm)
 
Support bracket
 
Alternator electrical connectors and torque the B+ terminal nut to 100 inch lbs. (11 Nm)
 
Splash shield and right front wheel
 
Right front wheel
 
Upper pivot nut and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
 
Negative battery cable