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How do you get the alternator off? does the drive axel have to come off? if so, does the strut come off also or can the axel be taken out with the strut still in place?

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No none of it got to come off it should come off from the top three nut and bolts and one could be the tension bolt

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Remove the axle, and it should have enough room to come out the bottom. It is a pain in the ****.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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