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Re: How to Change the Alternator Clio Mk1 1.4

The Alternator on my mothers one had failed and I followed the Haynes guide which claimed you could lift it out from above.
Maybe on a LHD you could but the master cylinder for the brakes gets in the way.

Anyway, I then found this thread and was shocked at the steps required to get the alternator out.

Thus I wondered if an alternate method existed and yes, I have found if you unbolt (3 x 16mm) the starter motor and small bracket above (holding pipes) that you can then withdraw the alternator that way.

Takes some wangling to get it out but it can be done.

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