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Any mechanic tricks to changing alternator in 2000 mpv

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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...

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Youtube is a great place to find automotive repair techniques for your specific vehicle repair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o55SRSNYu4M

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SOURCE: how do i replace the alternator on mazda mpv 2000?

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. 

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SOURCE: changed alternator in 2000 mpv battery comes on and off

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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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. 

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