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how to remove alternator from 2001 pontiac aztek

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  David DeLeon replied 6 years ago.
  • Remove the batter ground (negative) cable from the battery.
  • Rotate and secure the engine forward to access rear generator bolts. Refer to Rotating the Engine for Service Access in Engine-3.4L.
  • Remove the generator B+ terminal nut.
  • Remove the generator B+ lead.
  • Remove the generator electrical connector.
  • Remove the drive belt from the generator.
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  • Remove the generator front bolt
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  • Remove the generator rear bolts
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  • Remove the generator from the generator bracket and position the generator above the drive axle.
  • Remove the drive belt tensioner.
  • Remove the generator bracket.
  • Remove the power steering pipes from the power steering pipe retainer.
  • Remove the fuel pressure test port (schrader valve) cap from the fuel injector rail. IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the power steering pipes from the power steering pump.
  • Remove the power steering pump and reposition the power steering pump in front of the timing chain cover in order to provide access for the generator.
  • Remove electrical harness from retainer on right fender well and position aside.
  • Remove the generator from the vehicle.
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