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2003 Mazda Protege5 Base 5dr Wagon Auto

2003 Mazda Protege5
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Wagon, Compact
25 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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March 6, 2010, 1:17 pm

David D
 

Question: How to get alternator out of car?

Got the alternator disconnected and unbolted but can't get it out, up or down. Any thoughts?


March 9, 2010, 1:40 pm

Elizabeth K
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Try the online repair manuals on the autozone.com website. It will have a step by step guide and recommendations for the procedure. It's a free site, but you'll have to register.


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March 9, 2010, 1:44 pm

David D
 

Figured it out... took a second set of hands to go up after unbolting the cruise control diaphragm. BTW, I did have a look at the AutoZone site. The instructions are pretty general, but they point you the right direction. Thanks!


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