Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,219
I generally remove both the mesh vent and the body painted trim panel for full access. Getting the lower bolt out is an exercise in patience, it's probably best that you don't try to pull it out completely.
There isn't really adequate clearance between the belt cover and the main coolant cross over pipes to slip the bolt out completely. You should be able to get it out enough to release the alternator though.
If you can get another pair of hands, it may be worth while to take the engine lid off to relieve your lower back!
I personally recommend just rebuilding the original assembly, my personal preference.