How Do You Replace An Oldsmobile Aurora Alternator?
The Oldsmobile Aurora was manufactured with a 12-volt alternator generator charging system, coupled with a negative-ground battery. This system is designed to provide electricity to the primary ignition system while recharging the battery and secondary accessory subsystems. The Aurora’s alternator can wear out and require replacement; the average backyard mechanic can replace this alternator in about 30 minutes. Disconnect the battery by turning the positive terminal bolt in a counterclockwise direction. The terminal can be set aside, as long as it does not touch the battery or vehicle frame. Remove the radiator fan shroud, fan and radiator by turning their bolts counterclockwise and disconnecting the electrical connections. The coolant must be drained before removing the radiator by loosening the drain plug on the bottom left corner of the radiator frame. The hoses are held on with pinch-style hose clamps that can be gripped with a pair of pliers and slid back on the hose for removal.