Neighbor across the street alternator is not charging. Asked me to take a look at it. OMG what in the heck were the engineers smoking when they placed the alternator on the bottom back side of the engine. This job is going to be a super PITA. This alternator has two shrouds on it. I reckon one is for road debris and water splash, and the other is for cooling. Saw a video where some people are pulling the alternator out of the engine bay by pulling it up and out at the firewall. What ever is in the way has to be removed like some kind of air tank, various vacuum hoses, and a couple electrical connectors. I think it is going to be easier pulling it out the bottom. I do have one question. The top bolt on the alternator is actually a stud with a nut. The nut comes off first. Then the stud is removed with a captive torx socket which I don't have. Does anybody know what size captive torx socket I need to buy? On the parts schematic, the nut is #11, and the stud is #12. I did find a video that shows how to do this job. He does say that the alternator did not have the front shroud, and he got lucky. The one I will be working on does have the front shroud.