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how to change the alternator on buick rendezvous

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Generator Replacement

Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery.
  2. Rotate and secure the engine forward to access rear generator bolts.
    Object Number: 368797  Size: SH

  3. Remove the generator B+ terminal nut.
  4. Remove the generator B+ lead.
  5. Remove the generator electrical connector.
  6. Remove the drive belt from the generator.
    Object Number: 368802  Size: SH

  7. Remove the generator front bolt.
    Object Number: 368803  Size: SH

  8. Remove the generator rear bolts.
    Object Number: 368801  Size: SH

  9. Remove the generator from the generator bracket and position the generator above the drive axle.
  10. Remove the drive belt tensioner.
  11. Remove the generator bracket.
  12. Remove the power steering pipes from the power steering pipe retainer.
  13. 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.

  14. 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.
  15. Remove electrical harness from retainer on right fender well and position aside.
  16. Remove the generator from the vehicle.