Because you have an '04, you have an air-cooled one, which is good, it's a bit easier to work with. And correct, no need to drop the sway bar if you use an engine support bar. You do have to move the power steering pump and reservoir out and over a bit to get them out of the way, but no disconnecting anything. Having that electric fan saves a little headache as well.
Originally Posted by 745on22s
so by raising and using an engine support theres no need to drop the stablelizer bar or the hidraulic fluid lines?
is there a site where we can plug in our vin# and see if we have a water cooled alternator?
The DIY pictures are a mess right now, sorry, I'll probably delete a bunch when i clean them up, but for now better too many than too few I guess. =\
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