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Valeo
2007 Mini Cooper Alternator Valeo

P311-1887C19    W0133-1922675  New

Qty:
$524.61
Valeo Alternator
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • with 120 Amp Alternator
Brand: Valeo
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Vehicle
2007 - Mini Cooper
Valeo
2013 Mini Cooper Alternator Valeo

P311-1887C19    W0133-1922675  New

Qty:
$524.61
Valeo Alternator
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 120 Amp., Reman.
Brand: Valeo
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Vehicle
2013 - Mini Cooper
Valeo
2015 Mini Cooper Alternator Valeo

P311-1887C19    W0133-1922675  New

Qty:
$524.61
Valeo Alternator
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 120 Amp : Remanufactured
Brand: Valeo
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Vehicle
2015 - Mini Cooper
Denso
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID Engine Designation
2002 - Mini Cooper Supercharged L 1600 - W11B16A
Denso
2009 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • DENSO Unit DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Body CC CID Engine Designation
2009 - Mini Cooper Turbocharged L Convertible 1598 - N14B16A
Denso
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 105 Amp DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2002 - Mini Cooper L 1598 98
Denso
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • DENSO is the OE 105 Amp; 105 Amp; with Supercharger
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID Engine Designation
2002 - Mini Cooper Supercharged L 1600 - W11B16A
Denso
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • DENSO is the OE 105 Amp; 105 Amp
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2002 - Mini Cooper L 1598 98
Denso
2007 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • DENSO is the OE 105 Amp; 105 Amp; with Supercharger, Convertible
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Body CC CID Engine Designation
2007 - Mini Cooper Supercharged L Convertible 1600 - W11B16A
Denso
2009 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • DENSO is the OE 105 Amp; DENSO Unit 105 Amp; with Turbo, Convertible, DENSO Unit
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Body CC CID Engine Designation
2009 - Mini Cooper Turbocharged L Convertible 1598 - N14B16A
Denso
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 105 Amp; DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID Engine Designation
2002 - Mini Cooper Supercharged L 1600 - W11B16A
Denso
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 105 Amp; 105 Amp DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID
2002 - Mini Cooper L 1598 98
Denso
2009 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Denso

P311-226C195    210-0524  Remanufactured

Qty:
$34.00 $172.46
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 105 Amp; DENSO Unit DENSO is the OE
  • Reman Alternator
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Body CC CID Engine Designation
2009 - Mini Cooper Turbocharged L Convertible 1598 - N14B16A
Bosch
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L Bosch

P311-3C56EBC    AL9411X  New

Qty:
$80.00 $145.94
Bosch Alternator
  • 120 A
  • Alternator (Remanufactured)
  • Product Attributes:
    • : 49.5
    • Amperage Rating: 120
    • Case Color: Aluminum
    • Case Material: Aluminum
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • New Or Remanufacured: Remanufactured
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Plug Type: 367
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12
Brand: Bosch
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block CC CID Engine Designation
2002 - Mini Cooper L 1600 - W10B16A
MPA
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L MPA

P311-5765714    15411  Remanufactured

Qty:
$48.00 $63.15
MPA Alternator
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with Valeo alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 120 Amps
    • Clock: 10:00
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Valeo
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: Internal
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID
2002 - Mini Cooper Naturally Aspirated L 1598 98
MPA
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L MPA

P311-521EC96    11049  Remanufactured

Qty:
$78.00 $235.59
MPA Alternator
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 105 Amps
    • Clock: 12:00
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: Internal
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID
2002 - Mini Cooper Supercharged L 1600 -
MPA
2002 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L MPA

P311-5476236    10110  Remanufactured

Qty:
$46.00 $153.47
MPA Alternator
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with Nippondenso alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 105 Amps
    • Clock: 3:00
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Nippondenso
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: Internal
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID
2002 - Mini Cooper Naturally Aspirated L 1598 98
MPA
2005 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L MPA

P311-35CF596    11333  Remanufactured

Qty:
$63.00 $130.54
MPA Alternator
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • with Bosch alt.
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 110 Amps
    • Clock: 7:00
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Bosch
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: Internal
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID
2005 - Mini Cooper Naturally Aspirated L 1598 98
MPA
2006 Mini Cooper Alternator 4 Cyl 1.6L MPA

P311-5765714    15411  Remanufactured

Qty:
$48.00 $63.15
MPA Alternator
  • ALTERNATOR-RMFD STDRD
  • Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amps: 120 Amps
    • Clock: 10:00
    • Fan: Internal
    • Manufacturer: Valeo
    • Pulley: 6 Groove Serpentine
    • Regulator: Internal
    • Rotation: Clockwise
    • Volts: 12 Volts
Brand: MPA
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block CC CID
2006 - Mini Cooper Naturally Aspirated L 1598 98

Latest Mini Repair and Alternator Installation Advice

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93 Chrysler MiniVan Alternator replacement & Belt

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Question From Dean L S on 93 Chrysler MiniVan Alternator replacement & Belt

I have a 1993 Chrysler Town & Country MiniVan with a 3.3L eng. I need to replace the alternator and it's been a few years since I've done this, the last time my car had the old "V" belt around the alternator but this has a flat belt. The alt. looks easy enough but how do you handle the belt?? How do your loosen it & then tighten it back. A diagram would help.

Thank You
Roger

Response From Dean L S

Is there a special tool or trick that is needed to get the lower bolt off the alternator. It set's next to the fire wall & I can't even get a socket on the bolt head. You have to approach it from the drivers side & you can't even see the bolt head.

Thank You

Response From re-tired Top Rated Answer

It's best reached from under the van . Best done with a floor jack and a good set of jackstands . If your going to be a DiY'er, it's the price you pay .As your skills increase so will your tool and equipment collection . Before you know it you will be almost brought to tears when your wife gives you a 3/8 drive triple chrome plated 30' offset fine tooth ratchet costing two days pay for an anniversary gift.

Response From chickenhouse

This is the serpentine belt system, 1 belt runs everything. There is a diagram on the core support or thereabouts showing the proper routing of the belt if you take it completly off. There is 1 pully that is a belt tensioner, it has a bolt in the middle of it (usually) that you put a wrench on and it will move up, allowing freeplay on the belt. Slide the belt off the alternator pulley and release the tension from the idler pulley. Then you can R&R the alt. Of course the battery has been disconnected, same way as the V-belt engines.

troubleshooting Chrysler mini van 2003

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Question From Carr on troubleshooting Chrysler mini van 2003

2003 Chrysler mini van. 3.3 ltr 133600 mi
while driving, engine light came on battery light came on, temperature gauge went off, shifting became sluggish, idle speed went up. It still ran. I turned it off and restarted it. at first engine light only was onand the temperature gauge was working.within 30 seconds temperature gauge went off and the battery light came back on

Response From Carr

Can a PCM be replaced by anyone or is it too technical for the average guy?

Response From Discretesignals

Physically replacing it isn't really hard. Programming it is something that most DIY can't do. You would have to find someone local to program it.

Response From Carr Top Rated Answer

Ok, i took to mechanic. He replaced two sensors and then the alternator. 750 dollars later still not fixed. So I got a PCM from computer exchange place. Programmed to my vehicle. Followed instructions and installed it. Ran a little rough at first then smoothed out. Drove fine all day. Went to work next day and it happened again. Exactly like before when problem first happened. Any thoughts?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Arggh. Right away when picked up at the mechanic's and did the same thing why didn't you bring it up right then and there before leaving?


Clearly problem not fixed and has run poorly enough for new things to be the issue. IDK what to suggest except get codes again now as if running poorly there are and if not a problem not communicating with the vehicle,


T

Response From Carr

Lol. When picked up at mechanics, I had spent 750 and he still had no clue. He guessed computer which most would have tried at the beginning but quoted me another 750 to fix that. No thank you. I did computer myself

Response From Carr

So I got the codes again. Four this time. 0106, 0118, 1478, and a new one: 1496. I am guessing that the wiring harness has a short, or that five volt reference thing is off. I don't know how to check it or fix it.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Poor communication so do think wires and vacuum issues to bad grounds? IDK from here. It worked for a while so on comes the guessing that something in that area just being bumped has the problem.


From some older threads not witnessed was that battery placement was or could be a spot under it with assorted items that could be harmed by location or possible acids from battery? A place to look.


Dang - lotta cooks in this kitchen and no chef seems to be an issue as well,


T

Response From Discretesignals

If you have a P1478 code popping up, it appears you'll need to replace the PCM. You should definitely make sure the PCM has good powers and grounds and that your 5 volt reference isn't being pulled down before replacing the PCM though. Just to be on the safe side.

I guess no one verified 5 volt ref when the problem was happening??

Yes, you should really focus on the 5 volt reference circuit. You might need a DSO to monitor the 5 volt reference to see if it drops out when the problem occurs. Might be able to catch it with a volt meter if the 5 volt ref is down long enough for you to start unplugging sensors one at a time to see if it comes back up. Your going to need a wiring schematic and connector pin out. The fun part is going to be finding the problem with the circuit because many sensors uses that 5 volt reference.

While your monitoring the 5 volt ref, wiggle wiring harness around to see if you can duplicate the problem. Hopefully your replacement PCM doesn't have the same issue as the old one.

Even though this video is of a Caddy with a shorted 5 volt ref, the procedure is the same. :

Response From Carr

So I sent in both computers to have them checked. Turns out neither one was bad. It's not the computer. So much for that idea. Lol. Now I'm guessing it's a short. So where would the short be, and how to find it? That's the question. I am still thinking that the battery light coming on and the temp gauge becoming inoperable is a clue. Wish I personally knew a mechanic worth his salt

Response From Carr

So I just drove it to get gas. Ran fine. Temp gauge worked fine too. Shifted normal. Idle speed correct. Turned it off. Got gas. Turned back on and temp gauge quit, idle increased, shift became sluggish again. Lol. It definitely has something weird going on with that gauge. Gauge working van working, gauge not working van has problems.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Did NOT reread whole now old and long thread but when you have an intermittent much of anything and if when checked all is fine you are in trouble.


Problem must show itself while happening if not something in memory of something which may be lost when checked. Now if you have the most info, tools, equipment and know how and everything works fine when checked what would you do?


I did see that a whole cluster was a common issue was a clue and other than parts tossing at some point you need to or find someone to actually chase wiring one end to the other all over.


Just general on electric snags is that grounds that make whole metal of body grounded lose or break straps here or there and can be the problem for intermittent electrical or any connection of a harness for that matter. This isn't fun work and can use a lot of luck sometimes to know you've actually found and fixed something of the sort,


T

Response From Carr

So I have fixed my problem. No it was nothing that any code showed. It was a short in the wiring harness. The codes made the mechanic I took it to change things that were fine. That is what I was afraid of in the first place. Today's mechanics are typically code driven. Find the code then change out a part. I solved the problem through research. I found others with the same problem who told me where they found their short. Anyway, there is part of the harness that is close to exhaust pipe. It's located behind the power steering reservoir. Turns out that it is common for the wires to melt there. Sure enough. Fixed the insulation which fixed the problem. Hopefully this can help others fix their problems.

Response From Hammer Time

Today's mechanics are typically code driven. Find the code then change out a part.

No, that's not the way it works. The computer has a self monitoring system and the codes alert the mechanic when the computer sees a malfunction. The codes do not tell anyone to change any parts. They describe a specific situation that the tech has to then troubleshoot to find the cause. A car can have a problem that doesn't set a code either so your vehicle may have had multiple issues so today's mechanic do not change parts unnecessarily. They troubleshoot known issues.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Thanks for posting the source of the problem and the fix. Locked for archives for others to view OR you may request it re-opened by any moderator, T

Response From Carr

Ok. I understand what you all are saying. I guess my main complaint was that I listed a list of problems that all occurred suddenly. It didn't seem like anyone even looked at the symptoms listed. Oh well, water under the bridge. I got the readout from O'Reilly auto. Codes are P0118 and P1478 and P0106. Also, the PCM was changed 30,000 miles ago. Just for your info. Thanks.

Response From Hammer Time

The P0118 addresses your temp gauge problem and is likely causing some serious fuel mixture problems also. There is an issue with the temp sensor. Look at the wiring and plugs before changing the sensor.

The P1478 is a problem with the battery temp sensor which is why your battery light is on.

The P0106 is an issue with the MAP sensor. Again, look at the wiring and connectors and the vacuum supply.


See how much help those codes were. They are all likely unrelated too although a damaged wiring harness could effect all 3.

Response From Discretesignals

If you have a P1478 code popping up, it appears you'll need to replace the PCM. You should definitely make sure the PCM has good powers and grounds and that your 5 volt reference isn't being pulled down before replacing the PCM though. Just to be on the safe side.

The PCM incorporates a Battery Temperature Sensor (BTS) on its circuit board.

The PCM uses the temperature of the battery area to control the charge system voltage. This temperature, along with data from monitored line voltage, is used by the PCM to vary the battery charging rate. The system voltage is higher at cold temperatures and is gradually reduced as temperature around the battery increases.

The ambient temperature sensor is used to control the battery voltage based upon ambient temperature (approximation of battery temperature). The PCM maintains the optimal output of the generator by monitoring battery voltage and controlling it to a range of 13.5 - 14.7 volts based on battery temperature.

The battery temperature sensor is also used for OBD II diagnostics. Certain faults and OBD II monitors are either enabled or disabled depending upon the battery temperature sensor input (example: disable purge and EGR, enable LDP). Most OBD II monitors are disabled below 20 °F.

Response From Carr

Not ticked off. I know to get it read. Was hopeful somebody might have a clue before a read out. But hey, who am I to get in the way of everyone's sarcastic wit. Once I have the reading done, well let's see, I know, I can just ask the mechanic who did the read out. Hmmm. Wonder why this site is even up and running? Gee what would we do without computers to tell us what's wrong? Lol. It's funny, cause my brother could at least offer a diagnosis based on vehicles he's had before. That would be sharing experience, but oh well, thanks for the tips. .. get a read out. ..

Response From GC

Your thread title refers to troubleshooting. Taking WAGs is not troubleshooting. Cant even offer a suggestion without some data. Once you get codes read, that MIGHT offer a starting point for diagnosis. Anyone who offers you a guess does not value your time or money. You can have similar symptoms caused by a large number of different issues (refer to DSs guess), thats why testing is required to narrow it down. Parts stores are real good at guessing, good techs are not.

Response From kev2

CARR if you are still following here -
Thiis is the misconception we as technicians face daily - the misunderstanding that a DTC is the corrective action - the 'code' will tell us what to change. That ]is not the case, NO code says change a part- the people at part stores that do the FREE service say buy this part.

If the vehicle overheats, sets a code* for temp sensor high - flawed part store laymen logic-code says temp sensor SO the sensor needs replaced.
It is just the messenger- example- the technician knows to look for the leaking hose


* p011x, P111x etc

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Sorry. It's just that 99.9% of vehicles can't tell you more than a trouble code has been set. Takes reading what it sees and interpreting that info to continue on for the fix.


It monitors so much to do with how the engine runs, emissions, transmission and shifting and another 100 things not at the tip of my tongue. Owner's manuals that NOBODY EVER READS would tell you just what to do if that light is lit.


Codes at some parts outlets can be read for free - chains like Autozone and many others but write #s down not just what it might suggest the exact fix is.


If the vehicle isn't running perfectly it's possible to cause damage to wait. I'm not thrilled with putting too high of techno stuff in a moving machine exposed to the elements that controls the whole show much either as they get older that can be the problem but when it all works right it gives the most accurate adjustments for the temps and loads on a vehicle, the least pollution and best fuel economy too.


This could be as silly as a missing or loose gas cap or who knows till codes are read and the fix determined with that info,


T

Response From Discretesignals

I'd like to invite someone to our shop that believes a scan tool or code reader tells you what exactly is wrong and which part needs replacing. If I popped the datastream up for the BCM or MIC on that thing and told the visitor to tell me what is going on, they would shit their pants.

Response From Hammer Time

Just give them a factory flow chart for a code, any code.

Response From Discretesignals

Listen friend, cars don't talk to people and say, "Ouch my muffler has a boo boo." Scanners and scan tools are not magical devices that tell you what to replace. Being a modern day technician is a cross between a detective, network technician, and electronics engineer. Cars are no where near as easy to diagnose as back in the old days with points and a carbs.

We don't guess because when you guess 80% of the time you'll be wrong. We can't afford to be wrong when we are responsible for repairing other people's vehicles for a living. Heck, the wrong diagnosis could get someone killed in extreme cases.

If your here to troll the forum, your not going to be here very long. If your here looking for good advice and pointers on which direction to go to solve your problem, this is a great place.

Response From Hammer Time

This is one of those guys that thinks that magic little box that you plug into the car tells you exactly how to fix everything. Don't need a mechanic if you got one of the magic boxes.

Response From Hammer Time

Probably a bad dash cluster. they have a lot of problems.

Response From kev2

scan for codes EVEN if the CEL now is off

Response From Carr

First of all. Check engine light is on and stayed on, second, anyone can say scan codes. I was looking for an experienced mechanic who might have an idea what would cause the symptoms. Wow

Response From kev2

Checking for codes is the first step in troubleshooting.
GUESSING is NOT the way professionals approach an issue- that would be the crystal ball, psychic type.
I will add the collective experience is likely 25years PLUS per site contributor.

So you are unsure why/how the Dash cluster could cause rough shifting and high idle?

In laymans terms the PCM (computer) is seeing an issue and acting accordingly.
So how do we determine WHAT the PCM is seeing/reacting to ?
THAT would be getting the DTC's -
Need ideas on doing that?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Quote"First of all. Check engine light is on and stayed on, second, anyone can say scan codes. I was looking for an experienced mechanic who might have an idea what would cause the symptoms. Wow "


Gee - you sound ticked off that the vehicle is warning you to CHECK CODES and upset about it. 100s of areas possible and reading them narrows it down so that is the professional response to you inquiry or just give up and send you down the road,


T

Response From Discretesignals

Hell, I take a guess. Faulty BCM, faulty MIC, wiring problem, terminal tension issue, faulty ignition switch, loose fuse, faulty power distribution box, poor grounds, EMI, excessive alternator AC ripple, communication bus problem .... Take your pick and let us know what you figure out.

Response From Carr

Dash cluster? How could that cause rough shifting and high idle?

Response From Discretesignals

I agree with KEV

1992 chrysler mini van 4 cyl manual water pump

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Question From cbr651192 on 1992 chrysler mini van 4 cyl manual water pump

need some advice on R & R water pump on this van looks like timing gear has to be removed what is involved in that looks tough and will i mess up timing is there anyway to just loosen middle bolt on that gear to get access to the last bolt on the water pump if not how complicated is this what has to be removed when i started this i figured a water pump how hard can it be ,i cant believe an auto maker would do this its a freaking water pump why would they put it behind the timing belt what idiots

Response From DanD Top Rated Answer

If this is a 2.2 or 2.5Lt, you don’t have to touch the timing belt to do the water pump. You do have to remove the AC compressor, alternator and their aluminum bracket; that’s to gain access to the water pump housing. After removing the housings retaining bolts you remove the housing and pump as an assembly. Change the pump and housing seal on the bench and then reassemble.
Yes if you remove the timing belt you’ll have to reset valve and intermediate shaft timing.
Dan.

Alternator Issue?

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Question From GUYPOWERUP on Alternator Issue?

Yikes! Symptoms- Static on A.M. radio, Headlights have "strobe effect",battery reads 11.4 volts. Replaced alternator, checked cable connections,Replaced belt tensioner,Checked all mini fuses. 2000 Ford F250,5.4L Triton,2 wheel drive, no a.c. Owners manual does not specify a fuse for the alternator in terms that I can understand. Was having problem with dome light staying on during damp weather - Ford dealer and two independent shops could not find problem with dome light situation. I Love and Miss my old truck! Can someone help me fix her?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

What was going on before the alternator replacement?

Truck may think door is open by switch at door jam or in latch on doors. Also the delay for interior light turning off could be faulty.

This may be a body control module problem. See what the guys say on that. In the mean time make certain all battery cable connections are clean and snug all the way to the starter and engine block. Don't forget block to body straps. Leave neg at battery disconnected while checking and cleaning all others. First off, last back on,

T

Ps: They sell "memory savers" that you put in power port/lighter" to save items stored in radio and other throughout while battery is disconnected. A good idea to always use those........

Dual Mass Fly Wheel for 1992 F250 7.4

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Question From JustAGirl on Dual Mass Fly Wheel for 1992 F250 7.4

Took truck to shop to have clutch replaced and was told need new flywheel. After looking around looks like flywheel running about $800. Did more research found LUK makes a flywheel conversion kit. Anyone know anything about this. Also, need to know if a 13 inch flywheel will work with 11 inch or 12 inch clutch. We've been told that we have 11 inch but could possibly have 12 inch. Anyone know what is standard?

Response From wheelfixny

nice post

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I plead ignorance with what a "dual mass" flywheel is. Something sounds fishy here. Why can't this job be done with standard original size parts and why is the flywheel so bad that it can't be machined?? Are the teeth on the flywheel ok for the starter motor to work properly? $800 for this part sounds outragous! That if needed at all. A second opinion would be my suggestion. I hope it's still running but if slipping you don't have long. How was that diagnosed? Did someone take it all apart and leave you stranded? Good luck - let us know how you make out with this, T

Response From Guest

I have one for sale for $350 plus whatever the shipping is to you. in excellent shape if your interested. its used, but in excellent condition, no wear, the action feels shooth. If your interested contact me at jwiemeier@deming-nm.com

Response From dmac0923

Tom-

i was with you, the old school flywheels and flex plates were plain and simple. I did the clutch on my 02 Sentra i removed the bell housing to find a very odd looking object. i discovered it had a dual mass flywheel. its a two piece design with your normal everyday ring gear and the inner part is the contact ring (almost looks like brake rotor) for the clutch. its independent and has springs.

these springs are supposedly for driver comfort and to help absorb drive line vibrations and smoother shifts.

unfortunately i too had to spend almost $600 for a new flywheel from NISSAN since these flywheels ARE NOT able to resurfaced.

Nissan recommends that as long as there is no deep scores/groves (like mine had) you should be able to take emery paper and scuff up the mating surface.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Folks - This thread is almost THREE years old already!

T

Response From JustAGirl Top Rated Answer

I did some reading on the internet and found out that this type of flywheel was used in both Ford and Chevy diesel trucks as well as BMW's and Mini's, and some medium duty trucks. I asked about have they flywheel turned and was told that it can't be done on this type of fly wheel. Everything I've read says that when the clutch is replaced, the flywheel typically has to be replaced. Sounds like another one of these great inventions. And yes, we knew nothing about it until the truck was taken apart. And the truck is actually at the repair shop of a local dealer. (Luckily we have a contact on the inside.) So at this point we would have to pay for the labor and then have the truck towed to another location. The dealer/mechanic offered to look for used parts and found what he thought would work, until he actually tried to use it. No luck. So were are up a creek without a paddle right now. Luckily this isn't a primary vehicle for us and the mechanic is willing to hold off on the truck until we can find what we need, but we are still looking for an alternative.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Sorry this is happening to you. Does anyone wonder why they don't buy another vehicle made by the manufacturer that does stupid stuff like this? When will companies learn to say to engineers " YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!?" T