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How many bolts are to be taken out when replacing the alternator?I have 1 long on bottom and 2 on top out but still wont come out

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Take a medium prybar and slide it under the alternator and lightly push it upward.once you break it free you have to work it back and forth while prying upward....They all have that design these is for serpentine belt type which most are these days....It is best to spray penetrate on the pivot points of the alternator to help...Some have 4 bolts most have 3 and of course the wiring connectors..The alternator brackets have push pins that press thruogh the slot to insure tightness....This makes them difficult to be removed...Also installing it will be slightly hard to press it into place ....It is also helpful to prelube the brakets before installation........hope this helps................................metalpoet

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