Re: changing alternator
Well guys, did the deed today. Was not as easy as some indicated, but on a scale of 1 to 10 it was about a 6. Had to remove the intake filter box to see what I was doing and give me better access to the bolts. Also ended removing the right fender well so that I could remove and replace the alternator after I got it loose. Gave me an opportunity to clean up the area a bit, but not a job for one who would get frustrated easily. Easy enough getting bottom bolt throught the brackets, but the top bolt positioning took quite a bit of torque with a 4 foot pinch bar to get it to seat. All in all, job done, system charging as normal and I am back on the road instead of on the side of the road.
2002 XL 5.0 with T5
Reparied or Replaced just about everything.