Just a quick question for you guru's out there...... The alternator bearings on the wifes 03 V6 are a bit rumbly and I want to know if this is a sealed unit or does it have end caps which I can remove to be able to dismantle and replace the bearings ?

If so, does anyone know the generic part number of the bearings (ie 2204)

And my final question is - does anyone know the easiest way to remove the alternator as it is in a gem of a spot.....

The alternator itself is charging fine and performed well under load test so it is just the bearings (the front i think) which are on their way out.

Cheers guys and girls.