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Lift the car up and put the car on stands.
Remove right front tire. Remove splash guards.
Follow removal procedure for the bolts and wiring.
Slide alternator towards the right wheel well, be carefully of power steering hose.
Put new alternator back by sliding back into the car
Follow installation procedure for the bolts and wiring.

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