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Yes it needs to come completly out in order to access the alternator.
It is not any easy thing to do it takes time and patients.
Do you have specific instructions you can email me?
Exactly which 2 nuts are not allowing you to get it out of the way, is it the nuts that hold the oil lines in place?
Are these the same instructions that you have?
In order for me to help you I need you to answer my questions.
the two 10 mm nuts on the housing are the only thing I can see to loosen ,there are two studs with the 10mm nuts and nothing else. with the 10mm nuts off the housing can be moved froward a half inch or so but it can not be removed as the studs are in the way
Ok if you look in the 3rd picture down that I posted, on the back of the oil filter housing were the lines attach you will see the 13mm nut located in the center, you need to remove this nut to seperate the lines from the oil filter housing so the housing can be completely removed. Otherwise you will never have enough room to access everything you need to.
Just make sure you replace the o-rings on the oil lines when you put it back together.
Also make sure you remove the oil line on the side of the oil filter housing.
Do you understand what needs to be done now in order to remove the alternator.
Finally got the alternator out.....thanks for your help.
Thank you very much,
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