I need to remove the alternator from a 1.3 4E-FE engine in a 1998 Toyota Corolla, but have ran out of ideas to do it. This is the photo of the alternator in situ:
To the right of the alternator is the pivot bolt which is what is holding the alternator to the bracket which is connected to the engine. I've removed the nut so the bolt should be able to be removed, but I'm not able to do this. I've taken several spanners and ratchets to the bolt head but I either have no room to get a good fit on the bolt or when I do get it to fit I have no room to turn the tool.
I then tried to unbolt the bracket from the engine, but I have the same problem. No real space for me to get a ratchet in or enough room to move it.
I have had a friend suggest I take a crowbar to it with the hope of breaking the bolt, but I'm afraid of breaking the bracket holding it to the engine block.
Has anyone got any ideas on how I can get this alternator out? The adjustment bolt broke off at the top of the alternator so I need to remove it to get this bolt out, as well as change the bearings inside the unit.