Re: Removing alternator (2.0 16V)
Just a word of warning with removing the alternator from below. Having just tried this at the weekend during the process of removing the engine, mine didn't chuffin fit through the hole left by the gearbox support and the exhaust. It was too big a diameter to fit between the driveshaft and the subframe so no matter which way round I juggled it there was no way it was coming through there. Don't know if there is more than one version fitted, maybe mine has an alternative part fitted which is slightly bigger. Who knows, but if you need to do it go in from the top as Chris155 suggests just in case yours is the same as mine.
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