Hey party people, so I just got done unhooking all the wiring & unbolting my alternator (top and bottom bolts) and it is currently free however I ran into a bigger problem, I can't get the damn thing out. I cannot pull the alternator straight out because the master cylinder is in the way and the only obvious route is blocked by the intake manifold. I was wondering if anyone has ever experiences this and if they might have a suggestion, maybe even an obvious suggestion I overlooked? I was also wondering is it possible to drop it out of the bottom? I haven't had an opportunity to get the car up to take a look from underneath but from what I can see, there's not much of a gap between the engine and the axle for me to do it but it looks the most promising. I did however notice I might be able to take the oil filter off and squeeze it through but is that really necessary? This really seems like a major design flaw and a major inconvenience. I've never had this much problem replacing an alternator.
Cool. Awesome. From the looks of it it will be a very... very tight squeeze against the axle. And you're pretty positive this will work? I lost my jack stands and I'm not really looking forward to buying anymore unless I absolutely have to today.
Take your intake tube off
Stand in front of car
Get alt in right hand
Reach around and behind intake mani with left hand
Hand alt from right to left
Remove alt on pass side.
No jack stands required.
Damn, I remember like 7 years ago I had to take the alternator out and we ended up taking it out through top without removing anything. It took us a long *** time but it happened. I wish someone gave us some tips on how to take the damn thing out awhile ago lol.
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I unbolted my master cylinder from the booster, moved it aside and alternator came right out. As long as you don't open up the brake lines there is no need to bleed the system.
Crx with Lsv and skunk2 manifold
I saw a video on Youtube about this, Quality of which was TERRIBLE and you can't see ****.... but which WAY do you shift it? Towards the center or towards the fender? Do you raise it or what? I need to know exactly what is done so my 2nd attempt at this job won't end with me putting the damn thing back again and destroying a 3rd battery.
My next car will be a P.O.S. Bonneville or something, you're NOT saving any money on these stupid cars. Not when you add up parts and maint.
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