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it is not very hard, its only 2 bolts holding the alt, 2 wires on the back, 1 belt to untension (there is a hole you can put a pin or drill bit in to holt the belt tensioner released) but remember to disconnect the battery because the main wire is unfused. the pullies are usually just one bolt.