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How do you change the alternator on a 2002 Freelander 2.5L

I just moved to WI from FL, I know I am crazy, and I got stuck in a snow drift and after about 45 min, all the electrical accessories started shutting down. Eventually the engine died. I got it jumped and it ran for a while but if I use any electrical accessories the engine dies. I figure its the alternator and confirmed with the local mechanic. I have replaced alternators on domestic cars but never a Land Rover and I hear that they can be tricky to work on. Any suggestions?

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On the 2002 Freelander it is in deed tricky. Basically you will need to support the front of the engine as you will be removing the front engine mount in the process of removing the lower mounting bolt from the alternator. You will also need to work the belt off the pulley without damaging it as well. The whole job takes about an hour. Be certian that you have disconnected the battery prior to starting your job.

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