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What do i need to remove to get the alternator out, Its so tight I don't want to take the front of the car apart just to get to it?

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THE 1.8 - 1.9 ENGINES YOU REMOVE THE AIR INTAKE DUCT FROM THE INTERCOOLER TO THE THROTTLE BODY.REMOVE THE ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT AND REMOVE THE ENGINE COOLING FAN.THE 2.8 ENGINE YOU REMOVE THE FRONT END RADIATOR SUPPORT IN THE SERVICE POSITION.REMOVE THE ALTERNATOR DRIVEBELT THEN DETACH THE REFRIGERANT LINE CLAMP.DONT DISCONNECT THE REFRIGERANT LINE.DETACH THE STARTER ALTERNATOR WIRING HARNESS FROM THE BRACKET .REMOVE THE ALTERNATOR COOLING DUCT.AND DISCONNECT THE WIRE TERMINALS FROM THE ALTERNATOR .REMOVE THE MOUNTING BOLTS AND REMOVE ALTERNATOR FROM ENGINE AND PUT EVERYTHING VISA VERSA.

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Visit the autozone.com website and register the truck information. It only takes a minute, it doesn't cost anything, and you will have access to an online repair manual for the truck. It's a resource I am sure you will find useful. The steps for replacing the alternator can be found there. It's a handy resource. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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  1. Remove both cross braces (strut tower to the upper radiator core support).
  2. Remove air cleaner box and tube.
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