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1995 Monte Carlo Z34 3.4l DOHC alternator


RolandofGilead
12-05-2005, 01:02 AM
Ok. How do you get the darn alternator from behind the engine. I have all the bolts and wires off, but it appears that I am going to need to:
1) pull the passenger axle or
2) release the motor mount and raise or lower the engine

What's the easiest way? 1 or 2 or other?

corning_d3
12-05-2005, 01:16 AM
Remove the 2 motor mounts that connect the engine to the radiator support, and rock the engine forward and tie it down. This is also an easier way to change the rear sparkplugs.

RolandofGilead
12-05-2005, 08:53 AM
Are you sure you are talking about the same car? The spark plugs can be removed without moving the engine as long as you use a long extention.

Remove the 2 motor mounts that connect the engine to the radiator support, and rock the engine forward and tie it down. This is also an easier way to change the rear sparkplugs.

corning_d3
12-05-2005, 03:41 PM
Yeah, they can be removed without rocking, I've done it. I'm just saying it's easier. On some 3.4 engines, the dog bones have an extra bolt hole in them just for holding the engine foward while replacing plugs, etc...

derek2134
12-07-2005, 06:23 AM
Yeah, they can be removed without rocking, I've done it. I'm just saying it's easier. On some 3.4 engines, the dog bones have an extra bolt hole in them just for holding the engine foward while replacing plugs, etc...

I just had a mechanic do this job for me...You can get it out by messing with the steering wheel, take it out on the passenger side and turn the wheel all the way to the right. He had to struggle and do a little prying, but he got it out that way, and boy was he relieved!

corning_d3
12-07-2005, 04:15 PM
Engineers need to spend some time as a mechanic. I bet cars would be a lot easier to work on.......

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