Question about 2003 BMW X5
I have all the bolts out except one & it's behind the pully so I need to know how to take it off & replace the alternator
Does the pulley have three circular holes and if so you will have to go through them with socket and remove. i hope i helped
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Im not sure what engine you have since this information was not provided. But the Power Steering Pump pulley usually has some 'holes' on the pulley in which you can get a wrench through to loosen and remove the bolt.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
To get the alternator out, I had to move that large electical fuse / relay box out of the way,and remove washer bottle and battery. then use a 3/8" drive ratchet to move the tensioner forward to get the belt off. I used a small mirrow to get a view of the back bolts on the alternator and removed them.[ I used meteric # 15 open end & closed end combo wench. Keep turning the back bolts until the alternator become loose.]
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Ok, the easy way to find the belt tensioner is:
Find the two pulleys that are made out of plastic or nylon. Grab the belt and pull (or use a large screwdriver, or something like that for leverage). Watch to see which pulley moves side to side, not rotating; it'll be one of two smaller pulleys in the middle of everything. When you find this, then you can put a socket and ratchet on the bolt in the middle of the pulley, and turn to get it to loosen. It won't stay put, so you'll have to loosen, and slide the belt off say, the water pump pulley(also for the fan), then you can let the tension off. Hope this is what you were looking for.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
SOURCE: remove alternator
There is two bolts behind the alternator,one short,one longer,then there is one that goes all the way threw the alternator,from the pulley side.You will have to remove the bolts to the body on the front two motor mount struts,and tilt the struts backward toward the engine.Then use a treaded rod and bend the end of the rod and use a L bracket with a hole in it to run threw the treaded bolt,and use the bent end to hook the eye on the strut mount on engine and pull the engine forward towards the front of the vehicle to gain access to remove the alternator,of course the power steering pump has to come of also and tensioner and plate behind the tensioner has to come off to be able to get the alternator out.If this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
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