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I was wondering what is the best way to replace a 1999

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Hi, I was wondering what is the best way to replace a 1999 Mitsubishi eclipse 2.0L alternator. It is located all the way at the bottom of the engine, how do you reccomend getting to it?
JA: Have you done a battery test? Has there been any change in headlight brightness?
Customer: The battery is fine until I start to use other appliances i.e. AC and radio, then the lights dim and the car begins to shut off
JA: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I am fixing it myself. So far I haven´t tried to get to the alternator. I was planning on removing the tire and going from the bottom
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, where can I find a diagram for the timing and drive belts for the car
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.


As far as the alternator goes, there really is no easy way to do this one. I usually pull the plastic paneling from the bottom of the car and then pull the tire. It definitely makes it a lot easier to pull the belt with the tire off.

Now, for the timing belt, here is the only diagram that I can find. It's not the best, ***** ***** gives a good idea of what it takes:

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Jared D replied 6 days ago.

Please let me know if you need additional info. I'm going to call it a night, but I'll check back tomorrow to see if you have more questions.

Expert:  Jared D replied 5 days ago.

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Expert:  Jared D replied 18 hours ago.

Please let me know if you need additional information.

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