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I need to replace the alternator on my 1995 Dodge Caravan 3.3L

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I need to replace the alternator on my 1995 Dodge Caravan 3.3L V6. I have unbolted the old alternator, but how do I make space to lift it out? Do I need to remove the bracket that is attached to the intake manifold and all the way down to the tensioner, or do I try to take it out the bottom by the exhaust? There doesn't seem to be enough space either place.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.


  • Disconnect battery ground cable and remove alternator drive belt.
  • Loosen but do not remove nut on alternator support bracket at exhaust manifold.
  • Remove alternator/tensioner/power steering bracket bolt, then the tensioner stud nut and tensioner.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts, then the power steering reservoir from alternator mounting bracket and position aside. Do not remove power steering hoses from reservoir.
  • Remove three alternator support bracket bolts, then the intake plenum to alternator mounting bracket bolt.
  • Remove alternator support bracket, then the alternator electrical wiring.
  • Remove alternator from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
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