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I'm having a problem getting the alternator out of my 1995 GMC Safari. i've removed the 2 front bolts but something is hanging it up. Any Suggestions?

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There are small sleeve inserts in the alternator bracket the tighten up when the bolts are tightened. you probably just need to pry on the alternator a bit to get it out. when it is out, see if you tap the sleeves back a bit with a small hammer, it will make it alot easier to install the new alternator and they will tighten up again when you tighten the bolts. use a bit of sandpaper to clean them and shorten them up a bit if you cant tap them back. good luck!

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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    Rod Burns Apr 14, 2012

    Sorry incorrect there are 3 mounting bolts the two you can see the third is attached via the dipstick tube that runs down behind the alt I hope you didnt try prying it out

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