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So, i've not had time these past 2 weeks to get to working on my car...Well i have time now and i'm taking my alternator and battery in to autozone to get them tested. So here's my question. Both bolts and both connectors are free of the alternator... How do i get it out? I'm looking for the easiest quickest way to get the damn thing out. Doesnt look like there's room to slide it through the top... and it doesnt seem like much room to slide it through the bottom.... HElp guys.
 

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Nvmd.....SHoulda checked the haynes first....apparently when the car is jacked up the control arm will come down and i can slide it through there
 

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werd. glad you figured it out, when you asked me i tried to picture where the alternator was on the car and I kept picturing where it is on my Si... (being on the opposite side of the engine and all)

.... Been too long since I've been under the hood of a GT.
 

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GRRR.... I hate haynes manuals....i still cant get the damn thing free and out the bottom. Has anyone removed the alternator in their GT? In need of dire assistance guys. Alternator has to be replaced by saturday at 3pm or car gets towed away....Please guys.
 

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I read on the yahoo group Escort GT that if you remove some of the bolt on stuff that's on the intake it comes right out the top. Something like the cruise control vacuum canister and such. I'll try to find it and repost it right here.
 

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What objects does it hit up against? If it's really urgent, you can pull it out the top by removing the vacuum canister and intake plenum/runners.

Remember marshall, pictures are you friend.
 

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Your an ass greg....a true ass..

Anyway...

I dont even wanna mess w/ the intake... you konw how hard it is to get off w/ the engine in the damn car?

but yeh RJK if you could, that would be great. thanks
 

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I cut and pasted the info below from the group.

From: "davard13" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:55 pm
Subject: Re: Alternator replacement. Help please

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That's actually the way the factory manual suggests removing it. From the
top, with the solenoid rack moved out of the way.

And as someone mentioned, there is pinch bushing in the alternator, on the
bottom bolt, that holds the alternator tight against the bracket, while allowing

you to easily remove/install the alternator. Moving it back and forth, with a
little side-to-side movement can help, as can prying between the mount and
the alternator (you are trying to move the alternator towards the right side of
the car, IIRC).

David Avard

--- In [email protected], "Chris the master of rounding and
breaking bolts" <[email protected]> wrote:
> holding pin??? As far as bolts....I remember one long one on the
> bottom, and one adjuster on top....and two electrical connections as
> well. When ya get it undone...I personally found it much easier to
> unbolt the solenoid rack on the side of the manifold, move it out of
> the way, and remove the alt from above. I tried for a while to get it
> out from below, but couldn't do it. Thats just my experience.
> chris

Hope that Helps!!!
 

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Yeh alternator is completely free and moving around all through that little nook it resides in....all that needed to be done was find a way to get it out.... WELP guess i'm gonna remove the side of the intake tomorrow....gracias... wish me luck
 

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92gt5spd said:
Your an ass greg....a true ass..

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I dont even wanna mess w/ the intake... you konw how hard it is to get off w/ the engine in the damn car?

but yeh RJK if you could, that would be great. thanks
I hope you mean intake manifold, cause the intake tube takes 5 minutes to take out. :p

Good luck mang.
 

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ALright new alternator in and the car is back to live...

For further reference.....Anyone w/ a 1.8... JUst unclip the 2 solenoids on the side of the intake manifold and remove the vacuum line that goes right over top of alternator. Then the thing comes right out.

Someone should really say something to haynes about that...Its totally incorrect. Impossible to remove alternator from bottom of car unless axle or other things are removed.
 

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Ah, so you pulled it out the top, on the left side of the intake manifold, near the firewall? I knew you'd be able to get it through there somehow... the only thing in the way is the VICs solenoid and the vacuum canister... and mabe the fuel lines- possibly. I forget, it's been a while.
 

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only thing in the way are the 2 solenoids...One goes to vacuum and other connects to fuel return line....those had to be pulled off their rack and then everything was peachy from there on.
 

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When I changed my alternator, I pulled the flex pipe... Easiest way for me. But then again, I swapped the flew pipe at the same time. :roll:
 
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