2011 Kia Sportage SX
have a high output alternator to support the needs of my sound system for my Kia. I attempted putting it in but couldn’t get the stock one out after un bolting it. There isn’t enough room on top because of the bracket the holds the alternator and below is the AC compressor. I tried a few diffrent things such as removing the air intake actuator, lowering and raising the motor and I tried just about every different angle to pull it out. If anyone has experience replacing the alternator on this specific car I would love to know how you got it done. It’s a 2011 Sportage SX. 2.4 with AWD. I’d prefer answers from someone who has done it before. I’ve posted on many different forums and many answers I’ve gotten don’t work for this car. Help is appreciated.