ALTERNATOR LOOSE, BUT THERE ISN'T ENOUGH ROOM TO PULL IT OUT?

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

Tiny

0cool

March, 5, 2012 AT 1:34 PM

Ive got the alternator loose in a 2003 chevy caviler but there isnt enough room to pull it out? What do I have to do? Just about everything, turned it every which direction and there's just not enough room to pull it out. And there isnt nearly enough room to drop it through the bottom. Then on top of all that the frame lines up perfect with the pulley on the alternator giving me even less room but after I get the pulley past the frame im jammed by a giant air box in front of the intake manifold, the dipstick bracket and the block itself. Please help its cold out

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6 Answers

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 5, 2012 AT 1:53 PM

Instructions say you don't have to remove anything to get it out but you can always remove the fan if it's in your way.

Tiny

0cool

March, 5, 2012 AT 5:53 PM

Its a sideways 6

Tiny

0cool

March, 5, 2012 AT 5:55 PM

Ment 4 cylinder

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 5, 2012 AT 6:06 PM

You may have more room from the bottom.

Here is what the instructions consist of.

GENERATOR REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Disconnect negative battery cable.
Remove the drive belt.
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the generator.

Remove the generator bolts.
Remove the generator.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the generator.
Install the generator bolts.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Tighten
Tighten the generator bolts to 20 N.M (15 lb ft).

Connect the generator electrical connectors.

Tighten
Tighten the generator electrical connector to 17 N.M (13 lb ft).

Install the drive belt.
Lower the vehicle.
Connect the battery negative cable.

Tiny

0cool

March, 5, 2012 AT 9:32 PM

Im sorry but that doesnt help much. Any one else have any ideas?

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 5, 2012 AT 9:39 PM

It's not a matter of ideas. Any one of us could just look at it and find a way out and that's what you're going to have to do. There is no magic bullet here. It's going to come out either the top or the bottom and if you still can't figure it out, then you are just going to have to remove whatever is in your way even though the manufacturer says it's not necessary.

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