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Old 12-12-2009, 11:12 AM
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Removing the Alternator Housing

Ok Why remove the alternator housing?
Because one of the brackets sits directly infront of the lower timing case. So To remove the timing lower timing case you remove the alt housing.
However the engine support bracket sit in front of the Alt Housing and is bolted through it on to the Block. Thankyou to Tommie (07841) for figuring this out before hand and the advice.

Use a front engine support brace on front of car
Remove Top screw of motor mount
Raise the engine about 4-5 inches. This gives you just enough space to get in and start removing bolts
raise motor mount up and stick something under it to keep it out of the way
Remove 4 torx bolts. I had to put heat on 1 to break the grip. Recommend replacing bolts
push bracket to side
Remove last bolt holding alternator housing
Remove assembly and clean
Replace gasket
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