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Easier access to alternator and getting in/out without removal of EGR or dipstick
Got an easier fix on this fellas. Take the crossbar support out above the radiator fans (if I recall correctly, two bolts on each side). There is one harness to release on the fan on the alternator side and it literally slides right out. You have all the space in the world to remove the alternator as well as put it back it without any B.S. Once the alternator is back in, tightened down, serpentine belt back in, etc, slide the fan back into it's slot, tighten it down with the one bolt holding it in place, connect the electrical harness, replace the frame crossbar (this is the same cross bar that holds your hood release, so it's a good time to grease that bugger down while you are at it). Voila, easy peasy, no removing EGR valve, no removing dipstick, nothing. Taking that crossbar and fan out took maybe 5 minutes.