alternator won't budge

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue Feb 19 17:05:05 EST 2002

In my attempts to install the Avi alternator, I've come across a
slight problem.  The old alternator refuses to come out.

All three bolts are out.  Now, I'm no freakin' mechanical genius, but
when all the bolts are out, component should drop out in hand Just
Like In The Movies.

It won't.  I've even tried "encouraging" both front+back with a
breaker bar+soft mallet; no luck.  It won't pivot; the only movement
I can get is the back end will drop ever so slightly down.

I was thoroughly looking forward to finishing getting the old one out
by the time the belts arrive via UPS dude(any moment) or by the time
the sun sets(about an hour.)

Suggestions, gentlemen(and ladies)?  And can I expect any further
joys from the A/C compressor and PS pump(if I'm gonna do one...)

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin	(PGP Public Key)

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