I tried following an in depth guide my my exact car for replacing an alternator. I intended to first replace alternator brushes, and then replace the alternator if brushes were not sufficient. After resolving some major difficulties, two very scratched hands over a few hours, I couldn't manage to fully release the alternator due to a very stubborn clip on the rear of the alternator. I just can't get a solid grip on it. The clip holds on to a wire, but is angled in such that I can't compress the tabs, nor was I able to reinsert clip.
In the highly likely event that I can't complete this repair, are below reasonable steps to take? Are there any other considerations one should have? Would typical gas station mechanics be interested/capable of potential wiring problems? Do I need to find a repair center specializing electrical services?
Request a tow/carrier for front wheel drive car to repair place. Attempt to secure loose alternator, electrical wires. Leave alternator belts, radiator fans, nuts, clips, trim in back of car. Request shop complete alternator repair/replacement. Request shop to diagnose, and fix electrical problem.