hello, I apoligize for not taking the time to introduce myself, but I have a problem that's driving me up the wall and through the ceiling.
I'm doing the intake gaskets and lifters on my gtp, and I simply cannot remove the tensioner/alternator bracket. I've gotten the three bolts, and I bought new elbows, so I just cut the one going to the lim in half. however, it just pivots around on something i assume to the the second elbow, except where the elbow is supposed to be, it looks like it just disappears into the waterpump housing. I've done at least 4 hours of research and cant find anything related to my problem. I would just replace the elbow I cut out and not worry about taking the bracket completely off, but I'm not interested in having to tear it down again just because of something as stupid/simple as this. I should mention it is quite cold in the garage due to winter, which makes everything 100x more resistant/brittle than usual.
I cannot locate the camera, otherwise I'd have taken a picture of the problem area. I look forward to participating in the community more when I get through with this mess
EDIT: heres a stock photo with the problem area circled
EDIT2: I have the 97-style mount with the cast fitting instead of the elbow, any tips/tricks to getting it out? I've tried wiggling, gently tapping and pulling with no avail