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I need to change the altenator , it is tucked down belowe the motor near the firewall , how do you get to it

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I think the Chiltons book has the best info for changing the alternator. but they don not tell you how to roll the unit out. I have found that you need to roll it to the back of the car before you try to get it out, then flip it while it is back then you can roll it forward, and out. You have to like the puzzles made fron wire that you have to twist anound to get apart !!

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Have you tried from underneath?

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