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Hello, here is a diagram for the routing of the serpentine belt.
have you gotten the alternator loose from the vehicle yet?
unfortunately I am unavailable for a live phone call. you will need to get a pry bar between the alternator and the engine block and carefully pry the alternator out of the bottom retainer. make sure the engine cover is removed so you have room. on the new alternator you will see the bushing that is giving you the problem, you will need to gently tap the bushing in slightly so the alternator will install easier.
I will be available for a live phone call tomorrow.
I just answered the question! the alternator bushing gets stuck in the bracket. the only way to release the alternator is to pry on the body of the alternator between the engine block and the alternator and it should wiggle free