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I'm trying to remove a 2007 Honda Pilot alternator. A) I

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Customer: Hi, I'm trying to remove a 2007 Honda Pilot alternator. A) I can't seem to get the wire harnesses disconnected. I tried to squeeze them but seems I'm squeezing in the wrong place. B) I removed two bolts that hold the alternator in place but it still seems stuck on the lower side bracket even with the bolt removed. Ideas?
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Customer: First, how do I get the wire harnesses disconnected from the old alternator without breaking them?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Just-Answer. My name is ***** ***** online handle is Honda-Man. I have over 31 years experience repairing Honda and Acura vehicles. I would be happy to assist you with your Honda or Acura question!

The wiring harness connectors have a small tab that you press to release them(see images). It will be on the wire side of the connector. They can be a bit tough to release over time the release can become dirty making them stick. A small shot of lube or silicone spray seems to help. Even with all of the bolts removed the alternator is hard to get loose from the bottom bracket. I get many customers who have the same problem. A long pry bar or screwdriver between the alternator and bracket will get it loose. This happens because the bottom bracket has a sliding collar that gets wedged between the bracket and alternator. The alternator will be tight and hard to remove upward through the opening. I remove the front motor mount bracket and carefully jack the engine up with a block of wood on the oil pan. It takes approx 2-3 inches before it will come out the opening. Sometimes you will get lucky and not need to jack the engine up at all.

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