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Old 05-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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Default 2000 Town & Country - How to remove alternator?

Sorry, I don't know much about cars. We are trying to remove the alternator from our 2000 Town & Country, but there is a nut that we can't get to on the other end of the bolt. I have looked all over the place for a solution to this but everything I have found says that you should be able to just use a socket wrench to get the bolt out, and no one seems to mention the possibility of a nut on the other end.

I did find one other post on here that mentioned what may be a similar problem with a Sebring, and the response to him was to jack the car up and go at it underneath. Will we have to do this with the Town & Country, and if so, could someone give me a few more details?

We have it out in the driveway now, with the belt removed and the bolt loosened as far as possible and we are stuck, so this is kind of an emergency. Please help.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:32 PM
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(My 2nd try at posting this.)

While I was posting the first question, they managed to get the nut & bolt out, but the alternator still won't come out. It doesn't seem to fit. Any ideas?
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:27 PM
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Default Direct from Chrysler's site

REMOVAL
  1. Release hood latch and open hood.
  2. Disconnect battery negative cable
    Removal/Installation of Battery Cables
  3. Remove windshield wiper housing, refer to the Windshield Wipers and Washers section for proper procedures.
  4. Remove accessory drive belt, refer to the Cooling System section for proper procedures.
  5. Remove bolt holding top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum Generator Mounting Bracket
  6. Remove bolts holding outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
  7. Remove bolt holding top of generator to mount bracket.
  8. Remove generator mount bracket from vehicle.
  9. Rotate generator toward rear dash panel.
  10. Disconnect the push-in field wire connector from back of generator Generator - 3.0L Engine
  11. Remove nut holding B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
  12. Separate B+ terminal from generator.
  13. Remove bolt holding bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket Generator pivot Bolt
  14. Remove generator from vehicle Generator - 3.3/3.8 L Engine
INSTALLATION
  1. Place generator in position on vehicle.
  2. Install bolt to hold bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket.
  3. Place B+ terminal in position on generator.
  4. Install nut to hold B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
  5. Connect the push-in field wire connector into back of generator.
  6. Rotate generator forward away from dash panel.
  7. Place generator mount bracket in position on vehicle.
  8. Install bolt to hold top of generator to mount bracket.
  9. Install bolts to hold outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
  10. Install bolt to hold top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum.
  11. Install accessory drive belt, refer to the Cooling System section for proper procedures.
  12. Install windshield wiper housing, refer to the Windshield Wipers and Washers section for proper procedures.
  13. Connect battery negative cable.
  14. Verify generator charge rate.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:34 PM
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Thank you. In the time following my question and the answer, they did get it out; but somehow the neighbor managed to break the fuel line, too ; don't ask me how.

I didn't know they had this on the Chrysler web site. Now I know where to look.

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REMOVAL
  1. Release hood latch and open hood.
  2. Disconnect battery negative cable
    Removal/Installation of Battery Cables
  3. Remove windshield wiper housing, refer to the Windshield Wipers and Washers section for proper procedures.
  4. Remove accessory drive belt, refer to the Cooling System section for proper procedures.
  5. Remove bolt holding top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum Generator Mounting Bracket
  6. Remove bolts holding outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
  7. Remove bolt holding top of generator to mount bracket.
  8. Remove generator mount bracket from vehicle.
  9. Rotate generator toward rear dash panel.
  10. Disconnect the push-in field wire connector from back of generator Generator - 3.0L Engine
  11. Remove nut holding B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
  12. Separate B+ terminal from generator.
  13. Remove bolt holding bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket Generator pivot Bolt
  14. Remove generator from vehicle Generator - 3.3/3.8 L Engine
INSTALLATION
  1. Place generator in position on vehicle.
  2. Install bolt to hold bottom of generator to lower pivot bracket.
  3. Place B+ terminal in position on generator.
  4. Install nut to hold B+ wire terminal to back of generator.
  5. Connect the push-in field wire connector into back of generator.
  6. Rotate generator forward away from dash panel.
  7. Place generator mount bracket in position on vehicle.
  8. Install bolt to hold top of generator to mount bracket.
  9. Install bolts to hold outside of generator mount bracket to generator mount plate.
  10. Install bolt to hold top of generator mount bracket to engine air intake plenum.
  11. Install accessory drive belt, refer to the Cooling System section for proper procedures.
  12. Install windshield wiper housing, refer to the Windshield Wipers and Washers section for proper procedures.
  13. Connect battery negative cable.
  14. Verify generator charge rate.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:30 PM
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It has 3 bolts. There is one kinda hiding up under the front middle. It won't just fall out when you get the bolts out. It will take some prying and wiggling. There is a spacer that takes up slack when the long bolt is tightened. I get it out from the engine compartment by removing the cooling fan to get enough room.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:47 PM
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hehe that 2001 and up the alt is in the back on the NS remember? Wiper assembly comes out it will come off then
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:09 AM
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Eirelin:

Actually I just did a quick copy/paste from their tech site. I only have access because our fleet techs are authorized to do warranty work.
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