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Need to replace the alternator on 04 kia optima 4cyl. the only problem should be getting it out once i unbolt it...right? can you take it out under the car no problem? is this a big fix or not to bad?

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The alternator job calls for 1.6 hrs, it comes out the bottom not to hard to do,remove the belt then remove the bolts holding alternator then try to pull out if more room is need you may have to remove the axle then it should come right out, hope this helps.

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