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Vans are not fun to do, but you can usually get them out through the bottom. If not, then you will need to pull the radiator. It's like they built the van around the alternator:)
Yep it may need to come out too. I told you these weren't fun.LOL
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Be sure to put in a quality alternator if you get my drift. You don't want to do this again any time soon:)
All the years I worked at Ford, I took them out from the bottom. Non e of them were fun either. You should be glad you don't have to pull the motor. See attachment.