Need some guidance replacing alternator
I need to replace an alternator in 89 Integra. Bought Haynes(sp?) manual for it. The book says that all I have to do is remove 2 bolts, remove the belt (I have no belt already), and pull it out. Then by the way, it says you need to remove left driveaxle (ch.10). So I skip to that chapter and it has step-by-step instructions how to remove the driveaxle, and btw you need to disconnect lower control arm and tie rod connection (ch.11). So next I skip to chapter 11 and find tie rod connection, no problems there, seams easy enough. Now for lower control arms (the fun part). Find the section and all it says is "The procedure is beyond the scope of this manual due to special tools required, which home mechanic will typically not have. Car should be taken to a professional shop"
So now I am considering my next options. I am definitely doing the car myself. I am doing this more for my hobby than to get it running, although with the gas prices lately I want to make it my daily driver.
I could by the original shop manual for the dealer. I have one of those for my camaro and my trailblazer, but those typically cost more than 100 bucks.
Or I could ask someone here who has done this kinda thing in the past. Basically I need to disconnect (and reconnect later) lower control arm. Book has no info. Any of you guys can give me some hints?