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how to remove alternator off of a 1999 dodge intrepid..

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how to remove alternator off of a 1999 dodge intrepid..
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

 

Here are directions for both engines available since yours isnt specified:

 

2.7L:

  • Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Lower plastic splash shield
    • Transmission cooler and position it aside
    • Lower radiator crossmember support
  • Loosen but do not remove:
    • Adjusting "T" bolt and the pivot bolt
    • Drive belt adjusting bolt
  • Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Drive belt
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator B+ terminal nut and wire
    • Pivot bolt; be careful not to lose the spacer
    • Alternator
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  • Install or connect the following:
    • Alternator
    • Pivot bolt with the spacer and leave loose
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator B+ wire and terminal nut; then, torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
    • Drive belt
  • Using a belt tension gauge, torque the adjusting "T" bolt until the tension gauge reads 120 lbs. (534 N) for a used belt or 180-200 lbs. (792-880 N) for a new belt.
    • Lower radiator crossmember support
    • Transmission cooler
    • Lower plastic splash shield
    • Negative battery cable
  • Torque the bolts to the following specifications:
    1. Pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    2. 8mm mounting bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    3. 10mm mounting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  • 3.2/3.5L:

     

    Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Negative battery cable
    • Lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt
    • Drive belt tension bolt
    • Drive belt
    • Bracket, lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt
    • Alternator
    • Alternator field circuit plug
    • Alternator B+ terminal nut and wire

     

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    1. Install or connect the following:
      • Alternator B+ wire and terminal nut; then, torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
      • Alternator field circuit plug
      • Alternator
      • Drive belt
      • Pivot bolt and lower mounting bolt
    2. Using a belt tension gauge, torque the "V" drive belt until the tension gauge reads 120 lbs. (534 N) for a used belt or 140-160 lbs. (623-711 N) for a new belt.
    3. Using a belt tension gauge, torque the Poly "V" belt until the tension gauge reads 120 lbs. (534 N) for a used belt or 180-200 lbs. (792-880 N) for a new belt.
    4. Install the bracket.
    5. Torque the bolts to the following specifications:
      1. Pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
      2. 8mm mounting bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
      3. 10mm mounting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    6. Connect the negative battery cable.

     

     

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