Question about Cars & Trucks
Sorry I am not familiar with the model.
Most vehicles have access enough to replace the alternator though some are very difficult and challenge the best of mechanics and their toolkits. I have known alternators that have to be unbolted from underneath completely by feel at full stretch and then wriggled free and removed through the inner wheel arch along the drive shaft.
One vehicle, a Renault, was at first impossible but unbolting the whole power unit from the mountings and jacking it off the mountings and levering it forward as far as possible created enough room...
Other vehicles have had to have parts removed to improve access - removing the intake manifold for instance and another time the radiator and the aircon compressor.
In the final analysis, if the alternator needs changing you have to do what you have to do in order to get it done. Several times I didn't need to change the alternator as the regulator and brush gear was accessible and retained by two screws. Replacing the regulator assembly restored it to good health, saved money and skinned knuckles...
Posted on Oct 13, 2019
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Remove negative (-) battery terminal from battery. Remove drive belt from alternator pulley. Remove wiring harness (electrical connections) from alternator. Remove attaching bolts for alternator. Pry out alternator. Reverse steps to reinstall.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Check the large fusible link labeled ALT in the under hood fuse box. If this fuse gets blown, the alternator wont be able to charge even if it IS new,because the ALT circuit is open.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Typically an alternator is an easy fix. It requires removal of the belt from the engine running it, and a few bolts that attach it to the engine.
Because of the engineering with the 2000 mpv, it is a very difficult fix, and one that requires removal of the transaxle and exhaust manifold, as well as removal of the lower engine mounts. It will take a qualified Mazda mechanic 3.5 hours to do the fix - you can (at least) triple that amount of time as a DIY project (assuming you have the right tools).
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
look on youtube for auto repair videos. there will be some on mazdas, and they are all pretty much alike. you can also buy repair manuals very cheap on ebay, they have pictures and instructions.
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 16, 2012 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Jan 04, 2011 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Aug 20, 2010 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Dec 10, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Sep 27, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Jan 12, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Jan 12, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Jan 05, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV
Dec 23, 2008 | 2000 Mazda MPV
18 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: