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Replacing alternator on 2002 Silhouette van

What exactly has to be taken off and done to replace the alternator. I have been told that the top cover has to be removed but how far do I go in removing this. I have began removing it but it seems every time I think I have it ready to be taken off I find another place it is being held up. I do not want to take off more than I have to.

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It seems you may be able to get this out by removing the front wiper motor and the washer fluid bottle. The back bolt is mounted sideways. It seems like a lot of work to remove the plenum.

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