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Where is the alternator. Is it buried or on top?

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Go to Autozone.com They have a repair section on their website. Enter your make and Model...Navigate to the section of repair you need. They have enlisted the services of AllData...so its fairly comprehensive. Also, many public libraries have online auto repair manuals for free. You'll need to join your library, get a card and a password for the online site....Good luck...

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FOR THE 4.0L ENGINE ALTERNATOR ON BOTTOM. FOR THE 4.6L ENGINE ALTERNATOR ON VERY TOP.

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