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Old 01-21-2013, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Alternator - Tips and/or Tricks?

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i bet the third mounting bolt is behind there...

i can see the bottom & back of the alternator from under the truck too, so if you haven't tried that direction...(i have a different motor than you but same alt location i believe)

Yeah, im working on the side going threw the wheel well of the right front tire.

I feel like I can see everything but for some reason the darn thing wont come out. I have take the 2 large bronze bolts off and the bolt in the back which is where the power comes threw. still not coming off.

I have clipped off the fuse or plastic part yet, but it still should come off its mount with all the bolts off.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:30 PM
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i bet there is another bolt... there has to be to mount it sturdily...

uno momento...
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:32 PM
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i bet there is another bolt... there has to be to mount it sturdily...

uno momento...
Back to report a hammer works.

It was just on there pretty darn good. Which I figured.

Now to get the plastic clip out....
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:33 PM
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this video shows the three bolts on this engine... its the older 4.0 though (what motor do you have?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...OB8QYvU#t=117s

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Back to report a hammer works.

It was just on there pretty darn good. Which I figured.

Now to get the plastic clip out....
oh good haha!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:42 PM
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New problem....

Its completely off and unhooked......

How the heck do I take it out! There is no room any where..
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:59 PM
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Let's not forget the first step EVERYBODY missed.

Unhook the battery! One slip with something metal and you'll be replacing some master fuses.

Learned that on my first belt swap when I was 16. Had a 91' escort GT at the time.
^^THIS. Ive seen too many guys be lazy and jerry rig some stupid setup to keep the main alternator wire away from ground that they would have just saved time pulling the terminal in the first place, and half the time it ends up grounding out anyways.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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New problem....

Its completely off and unhooked......

How the heck do I take it out! There is no room any where..
i had to pull a heater hose off to get mine out... did you get it out yet?
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