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I am trying to change an alternator on a 2009 with the 3.3

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I am trying to change an alternator on a 2009 with the 3.3 engine there seems to be no room to remove it . what do I have to remove to replace it?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 140000kms , automatic.
JA: What is the model of your '138000 Hyundai?
Customer: Santa Fe.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I have the alternator loose and maybe thinking of removing one fan and possible a engine mount.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be patient and permit me to do what I do best.
I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” in return. I will also continue assisting you after you have rated me, if necessary. If there is any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so I can go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help you through it.

It may need to come out from the bottom. My database is down right now so I can't view it either, but this is usually the case.

Thanks, Ron