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How to remove the altinater with the limited amount of space

I got three bolts off the altinater,plus the positve connection bolt

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  • frank maritn Jan 29, 2009

    where are the motor mounts bolts.and how do you lift it up

  • frank maritn Jan 30, 2009

    is this the only way to do it

  • frank maritn Jan 31, 2009

    thank you info is very usefull i got the belt off today. i am going to do every thing any more info will be grately apreciated

  • frank maritn Feb 01, 2009

    what i never gave you a bad rating till now . my kids were just messing with the computer before i got back on sorry about that man

  • frank maritn Feb 01, 2009

    almost. i cant seem to get the power steering pump off or the tensioner pully and bracket. i got three bolts off the pully (two off by the belt and one off from under the alternator

  • frank maritn Feb 02, 2009

    How long did this take you to complete? Did you have any help? I am having trouble with the pully,is there two pullys or something? i got three bolts off the tentioner and it dont want to move.(is this thing "tentioner pully" right under the alternator or close)steel line where is that located

  • frank maritn Feb 02, 2009

    do you have any pictures or images that would help show how to get the steering pump off and the tensioner pully bracket off or steps to remove.thank you alot for all the info so far

  • frank maritn Feb 02, 2009

    cant get the pully the pully right under the alternator.cause i got the alternator off its place three bolts off the pully, but it wont move. the power steering pump hose's has to come off too

  • frank maritn Feb 10, 2009

    i got the book so after i get these two things off i rock the engine forward

  • Ronnie Houston May 11, 2010

    what else do you need to know



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The power steering pump must come off .the tensioner pulley and bracket must come off.the wiper linkage on the left side 2 bolts.i like to take motor mounts bolts off the front were the dog bones are while in park after the bolts are out and the dog bones are lifted up i rock the van forward until the motor comes forward the put on emergency brake with my feet.this holds the motor forward and helps with room.ive done two in the last 3 weeks at my full time job.

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    mike loshbough Jan 29, 2009

    in the front and top of the engine there are two bars that bolt to the radiator support they are 13mm.blot there should be 4 per arm.

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    mike loshbough Jan 30, 2009

    unfortionatlly yes sorry

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    mike loshbough Feb 01, 2009

    thanks for the bad rating sorry i gave you advise your ungreatful

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    mike loshbough Feb 01, 2009

    thanks for the bad rating your very ungreatfull !!!!!!!!

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    mike loshbough Feb 01, 2009

    thank you i hope you got your job done!

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    mike loshbough Feb 01, 2009

    there are three bolts on front tensioner housing. for the power steering remove the steel line use a 5/8 wrench.the bolts that hold the pump on can be gotten trough the holes in the pump pulley.they are 13mm. bolts.keep writing and ill keep checking.

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough Feb 02, 2009

    did you take the tensioner off it self

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough Feb 02, 2009

    the steering pump is not on the tensenor did you take off power steering hose?



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