Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Abingdon, MD.
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Re: O/T Volvo\'s Suck
Try replacing an alternator on a Nissan 240SX. It's rear wheel drive and the engine sits front to back. That leaves ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM to put a wratchet, wrench, hand, molecule of air, etc...
First off, I had to pull the old one from under the car. It's located below the compressor and some other crap, so no hope of getting from the top. It was like playing PLINKO on The Price Is Right to get it out, or a really hard maze.
After I was able to fish the new one into place, my arm got stuck in the maze of stuff and I was stuck like that for a good 20 minutes.
I thought I was going to have to call 911 to get free.
These things were NOT built to be worked on by the average back yard mechanic.
I can't complain too much, that is the only thing, besides 2 injectors and a water pump, that needed replacing within 180K miles.