If they will not or don't have the equipment - find a new parts store. It may be pushed out a little too far to fit in the slot. Do it the right way by unbolting the radiator support and such. I removed the electric fans. I did not remove the radiator, nor did I use the drop the compressor method. Remove your drive belt instructions below 5.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009 Its likely the tenisinor was the cause of the alternator problem in the first place its a big ware part leeding cause of belt failure water pump alternator power steering and ac compressers. If the belt squeals you need to turn the car off and tighten it by adjusting the bottom passenger side screw. Dec 01, 2010 This alternator has two mounting bolts, one on top adjuster and one at bottom main bolt You need to untight the top one but not completely, take the poly belt of. Its much quicker and easier this way for me, although im lucky and I get to stand under the hoist instead of bending over and hurting my back which has already been abused too much. Unplug the electrical connection to fan, first before pulling. Install each plug, slowly at first, so as not to cross-thread it.
They could be using more than what the alternator can produce. Replace bolts - the bolt on the lower left adjusts the tension on the belt. The relay is up under the dash on the right and is attached by a screw. Engine Mechanical problem 1996 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Automatic 183524 miles Hey guys im wondering if im having a problem with the alternator. I'm sure that it would be smoother the second time around since I wouldn't have to decide how I was going about it. Connect large and then single wires to alternator 11.
If so, then with the help of a friend, remove the alternator following the steps below and remove the connection after the alternator is loose. Then, loosen the belt and slide it off of the alternator wheel. It is easy: Roll the window down, do this with enough light. The alternator came forward, then alongside the radiator, and out the top where the fan used to be. Starters and alternators are no fun to replace on a Maxima, so I ordered a new one. I grabbed the head of the bolt with them and went in above the exhaust.
You can find them at any auto perts store and they are great to have! What I ended up doing was using a pair of the heavy duty mechanical fingers from northern tools. At home is a pair of padded garage foam mats that interlock. Jack up right front of car. My question may be kind of odd. Now the hard part - you have to reach the head of the boltholding the alternator on with a 14mm box end wrench and back itout. Loosen the bolt in the middle of idler pulley; once loosened it can slide to allow the belt to taken off of the pulley.
Just because it's new does not me … an it works or that someone didn't short it out and then return it. I used a long flat head screw driver with duct tape over the ends to prevent the edges from scratching the panel. Apply some dielectric grease to the inside of the spark plug boots and re-install the coils. This got it to the hole and I had a partner jiggle the alternator while I slipped it in. It wasn't that bad at all.
My mechanic tested the battery and he said that was the problem and the alternator was fine. Its a tight fit but if you play with it awhile you'll get it out. Get the alternator charging rate tested, your mechanic should have tested it in the first place. Its kinda hard and takes some time. I'm sure that it would be smoother the second time around since I wouldn't have to decide how I was going about it. You will need to remove the drive belts. Disconnect the electrical connector and the alternator output wire from the alte … rnator.
This loosens the serpentine belt enough, barely to remove the belt from the pulley. If you can squeeze under your dash to where your pedal is, there is a stopper bar behind the pedal that can be adjusted by first loosening the washer that holds it in place and then turning the bolt until you get the pedal where you wish it to be. It is secured to the firwall with a clip. Alternator replacement needs to be done from under the car. The mounting bolt is the trickiest part, especially the flat one that goes on the top.
There is a retaining hook built into the light and a latch on top of the … receptacle you must loosen to free it. When you withdraw it it's like a credit card, with parallel copper strips which have resistors in them of poor quality, so they overheat. Be sure to protect yourself with jackstands and rear wheel chocks. I removed the electric fans. Apply some dielectric grease to the inside of the spark plug boots and re-install the coils. Remove the lower splash shield beneath the alternator and the right-side inner fender splash shield.