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Remove an alternator on my 1999 Mistubishi Eclipse

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Can you please give me clear instructions on how to remove my alternator on my 1999 Mit. Eclipse. I am just really struggling to survive , so you help is needed.

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Sylvia Hamdan
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    i got it un hooked but the last bolt wont slide out because it hitting the wheel well

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Are you handy and able to work with tool. this may be a dumb question but it is necessary. because you need to get under the car and disconnect the wires and unbolt the alternator. aside from losen soem of the fan belt in order to get to the alternator.
my suggestion is go to local lib and lookup the hayes automotive book and see if you can handle it. if so, then read throught it understand what you have to do to get to the alternator and put them back to gether.

if you are capable of all these. you can email me at frcs68@hotmail.com
i can give instruction as how to do it.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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