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how difficult is it to replace an alternator on a mazda tribute

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how difficult is it to replace an alternator on a mazda tribute 3.o ltr 2003
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 years ago.

Here is the removal and replacement procedure.

Disconnect the battery cables.
Remove the right intermediate axle shaft.

Remove the right lower splash shield screws and the pin-type retainer.
Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.
Remove the nut and position the bracket and wiring harness aside.

Remove the generator electrical connectors.
Remove the B+ nut and cable.
Remove the connector.

Remove the upper generator mounting bolts.
Remove the lower generator bolts and position the generator aside.

Remove the generator mounting bracket bolts and remove the bracket.
Rotate the generator to gain clearance, and remove through the opening in the fender well.
To install, reverse the removal procedure
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
so i remove the generator thru the fender wall behind the right tire
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 years ago.
You got it!
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