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2003 Saturn VUE Alternator removal

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Old 04-02-2018, 12:25 PM
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I uninstalled the alternator of 2003 Saturn VUE, 3.0 engine 6 cyl, Front wheel drive. But I can not pull it out either from top or bottom. If some one has removed the same, please advise.

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Old 04-02-2018, 08:11 PM
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Maybe this'll help you.
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for the video, I tried but it does not come out as shown. There is not enough room to pull it out.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:16 AM
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I'm guessing, without watching the video (too late at night) that you need to remove the wheel and all the plastic liner stuff.

If memory serves me correctly, there is some voodoo sequence of rotations of the alternator to get it out.....
 
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:20 AM
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Well, I DID say maybe. I can't tell either, but I THINK it all depends on the way you have the alternator facing, like derf stated. If not that, then you'll need to remove the frigging axle in order to get clearance. Although, the use of a large prybar should be noted. I don't know what the hell he's prying, though.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:58 PM
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Thanks a lot to both of you.

I have removed the passenger side front wheel, removed the plastic stuff, uninstall the alternator from the engine. Now the alternator is a loose piece. I rotated it several times in many different orientation for two hours but I could not pull it out. Then I remove the two engine mount bolts and raise the engine still I was not able to pull it out. There must be some thing that I do not know, please advise if any body has experience this issue.

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Old 04-05-2018, 10:06 PM
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Please take a picture from above and below and post so we can see what you're up against.

I read several write-ups on v6 Vue alternator replacement, and none state anything special about removal and replacement.

Let us see what you see.....
 
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