Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
Remove the auxiliary drivebelt.
Refitting is a reversal of removal, tightening the left-hand (centraliser) bolts first, followed by the right-hand bolts.
On 1.9 litre DW series diesel engines, release the clip in the centre of the engine cover and undo the retaining screw on the right-hand side. Lift off the engine cover. On 2.0 litre diesel engines, turn the four plastic fasteners through 90° and lift off the engine cover
On 1.9 litre DW series diesel engines, remove the fasteners from the right-hand side . . .
. . . and top of the engine cover . . .
. . . then remove the cover from the engine
On 2.0 litre diesel engines, rotate each fastener through 90° to release it . . .
. . . then lift off the engine cover
For improved access to the alternator on models with power steering, unbolt the power steering pump from its location. Move the pump to one side, taking care not to lose the spacer (where fitted) from the rear mounting
. Support the weight of the pump by tying it to the vehicle body/engine to prevent any excess strain being placed on the hydraulic pipes/hoses. Note: There is no need to disconnect the pipes/hoses from the pump. Release the pipes/hoses from any necessary clips to prevent them being strained.
Slacken and remove the power steering pump front mounting bolts . . .
. . . and rear mounting bolt (arrowed) . . .
. . . then move the power steering pump to one side – petrol engine shown
Depending on engine and equipment fitted, either undo the three bolts and remove the auxiliary drivebelt tensioner assembly, or undo the bolts and remove the auxiliary drivebelt idler pulley bracket.
Remove the rubber cover(s) from the alternator terminal(s), then unscrew the retaining nut(s) and disconnect the wiring from the rear of the alternator
Remove the rubber cover then unscrew the nut (arrowed) . . .
. . . and disconnect the wiring from the alternator – petrol engine shown
Unscrew the alternator mounting bolts and, where applicable, the bolt securing the adjuster bolt bracket to the alternator
. Note that on some models, the left-hand bolt(s) act as centralisers and incorporate a spacer and cone. To access the left-hand lower mounting bolt, unbolt the air conditioning compressor (where fitted) and move it to one side. Do not disconnect the refrigerant pipes.
Alternator front mounting bolts (arrowed) – petrol engine shown
Manoeuvre the alternator away from its mounting brackets and out from the engine compartment.