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Start by disconnecting the negative battery cable.
Remove the serpentine belt.
Insert a breaker bar into the tensioner (6) and turn clockwise to release tension on the belt.
Remove the radiator.
Disconnect the wiring from the alternator.
Remove bolts securing alternator to the engine
Remove alternator from the engine.
Reverse procedure to reinstall.
u state i should remove radiator? it looks as thou i need to drain radiator and remove water pump so i can remove alternator, there is not enough room to remove alternator by itself. also how do you remove back seet to get access to battery? im looking for more step by step instructions
The water pump does not need to be removed.
To get the back seat out, grab under the front edge of the lower seat cushion and push in and up to release the catches. Then remove lower seat cushion from the vehicle.
Remove trans cooler line clamp from radiator.
Remove transmission cooler pipes from radiator.
Disconnect engine oil cooler pipe from the radiator.
Unplug wiring from fans.
Remove the two bolts from the fans and lift fans from the radiator.
Remove radiator hoses from radiator and remove upper brackets securing radiator, then tilt radiator back. Remove the bolts securing the condenser to the radiator.
Then lift condenser off the radiator mounting ears.
Then remove the radiator from the engine compartment.