alternator replacement removal on 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Need to replace alternator due to location best way to remove and replace and to releive tension on belt for removal

by in Tallahassee, FL on October 11, 2010
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ANSWER by on October 12, 2010
You will first have to remove the power steering and air conditioning belts. Lastly, the alternator belt. All of the adjusters for the belts will be slightly different but with the lower splash shield removed and a flash light, you should be able to see everything. Next, remove the negative battery terminal/cable from the battery (this will be insure that you don't cause a huge spark, blow a fuse, arch weld :) etc. At this point, there are two bolts that hold in the alternator and two connectors on the back, one plastic and one more that is a cable bolted on to the alternator. That should be that! Good Luck - BTW, you will have to reset your clock, radio presets, and if the stereo has a code lock out feature you will have to enter in the code to unlock it. A+ Japanese Auto Repair, San Carlos CA 94070
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