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Do you have to disassemble the entire engine shroud and air intake to get to the alternator of a 1998 GMC Sonoma?


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2015-07-15 21:45:23
2015-07-15 21:45:23

Only if it is in the way. Usually the induction tube has to be removed- this is a no-brainer. You can work around the shroud.

Assuming this Sonoma has the 2.2 L engine.

If your Sonoma has the 4.3 engine, the alternator is in the clear.

I had to remove the air induction tube, and lower plenum, as well as the upper half of the engine fan shroud. Removing the battery helps a lot if you have big arms. Be sure to follow directions to keep from faulting out your control chip.


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