Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:55 PM
Hi, removing alternator is reletively simple, and the grille/radiator don't need to be removed!
First things first - removing the cover, nice n easy, small nut at the bottom, large nut on top!
slackening the belt.
The tensioner pulley then needs to be slackened by undo-ing the nut a few turns, this is found under the alternator, and is smallish, black, rouind and plastic!
now you loook under the car, towards the alternator area, you will see a 10mm square adjusting nut, turn this anti-clockwise to slacken the belt off - its on a really fine thread, so it takes some turning!
Then push the belt to one side.
Remove the 2 wires remembering which way round they go!
Slacken the 2 lower bolts found lower down the alternator bracket, then the big bolt on the top, and thats basically it! remove all the bolts, and it should lift off!
boil the kettle, make the tea, and replenish on the hardwork you have just done!
welcome to the madhouse anyhow!