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Did the usual things to get the alternator out, the pwr steering pump, top radiator hose, etc. After an hour of trying, I got the old one out but now I am having trouble getting the new alternator back in. After 2 hours of trying to get the new alternator back in, my back is taking a break. Does anyone know a special trick to clear the ac line, power steering pump anchor point, and the plastic upper radiator hose connection?
 

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Re: Help with alternator on 01 V70 T5 (Vr6shl)

I just did this very same thing two weeks ago. I personally ended up taking the cooling fan off the back of the radiator. With the fan out of the way, I moved the new alternator down by the air filter, and across the engine bay under the intake manifold with some room to move around.<p>How the heck did you get the old one out? I sat for 2 hours twisting and turning the alternator before I finally just took the fan out. Even after removing the power steering pump and top rad hose, I still couldn't get it out.
 

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Re: Help with alternator on 01 V70 T5 (justin21x)

I guess its one of those things where it will only come in/out one way. I got lucky taking it out, but not having much success putting it back in. I spent another hour last night with no luck, so I stopped before I started doing something I would regret. <p>It looked like I can get it back in if I cut a small portion of the upper coolant hose connection of the radiator...<p>Well I guess I will be taking the fan off tonight. Thanks for the tip.<p>And the engineer who designed the fixed hard A/C line routing right by the Alternator so that it will cause all of us shade tree mechanics <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Maybe if you loosen the top bolt and the side mounting bolt of the radiator you can move the radiator stack enough to get it in there without cutting anything. I'd hate to see you ruin a radiator by accidentally cutting too much or something.
 

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Another great tip.<p>Yea, one has to remember to stop when tired and hungry cause when you continue you will create more work in the morning. My dad taught me that one.<p>Thanks, now only if the weather let up I can get back to it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vr6shl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Another great tip.<p>Yea, one has to remember to stop when tired and hungry cause when you continue you will create more work in the morning. My dad taught me that one.<p>Thanks, now only if the weather let up I can get back to it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Isn't that the truth!<br>Keep yourself properly fed. I find if I get hungry, my brain gets cloudy and I sometimes miss obvious tricks...lol
 

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I think after 11:00pm and skipping dinner, you are pretty much out of it. The crazy thing is the damn thing came out with some effort, but getting it back in was not going to happen. So loosening few bolts on the radiator mounts was the trick. So that needs to be added to the direction for replacing the alternator. Thanks all for the helpful hints
 
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