Product Installation Instructions
 

Alternator Installation Instructions

Caution: Disconnect negative cable from battery.

Note: Replace the regulator when replacing externally regulated alternators and generators.

Note: There are often several different types of OEM alternators for many import vehicles. Replacement unit may physically appear different from original unit but will functionally replace the OEM unit for specified application.

Battery must be fully charged.
Battery terminals & cables must be clean.
Check for worn or cracked belt(s) & replace as necessary.
Tag & mark location of each wire for proper reconnecting later. Remove wire connections from alternator.
Check to ensure that all wiring connectors on replacement unit are compatible with those of the original unit before installation.
Remove upper and lower mounting bolts that attach alternator to engine.
Ensure that the correct pulley and fan (if any) are installed on the replacement alternator.
Install replacement alternator and hand tighten all mounting bolts.
Place drive belt in alternator pulley groove(s) and check to ensure proper alignment.
Reconnect each wire to its proper terminals.
Adjust belt to correct tension (See Owners Manual).
Tighten drive belt and all mounting bolts securely.
Reconnect battery negative cable.
Turn ignition switch to "on" position. Battery indicator light should illuminate.
Start engine. Battery indicator should go out. Let the engine idle for 15 minutes to allow voltage to stabilize.
Check to see if replacement alternator is charging correctly.
Stop engine. Re-inspect belt tension, all attachments & connections, adjust if necessary. Tighten them securely.
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Starter Installation Instructions

Caution: Disconnect negative cable from battery.

Note: There are often several different types of OEM starters for many import vehicles. Replacement unit may physically appear different from original unit but will functionally replace the OEM unit for specified application.

Battery must be fully charged.
Battery terminals and cables must be clean
Tag & mark location of each wire for proper reconnecting later. Remove wire connections from alternator.
Check to ensure that all wiring connectors on replacement unit are compatible with those of the original unit before installation.
Remove mounting bolts that attach starter to engine or transmission.
Install replacement unit on vehicle.
Reconnect all wires and cable connection and tighten mounting bolts. All the wiring connectors and mounting bolts must be correctly and securely fastened.
Reconnect battery negative cable.
Start engine.
If your starter does not function:

Check your ignition switch.
Check your adjustment between starter drive and bell housing.
Recheck battery, cables and wiring connectors to ensure proper connection and cleanliness.
Check your engine oil to ensure that it is not too heavy.