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The bottom alternator bolt will not side out,keep hitting the

The bottom bolt will not side
out,keep hitting the side of the axel.

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  • ralphj72 Apr 21, 2009

    i didnt mean

    any harm, your ideas were great.i just cut the bolt

  • ralphj72 Apr 21, 2009

    i didnt mean

    any harm, your ideas were great.i just cut the bolt



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Depending upon how close to "out" it is when it hits the axle, most times you can put a small board on the end of a floor jack and gently lift the engine. Most times there is enough give in the engine mounts to allow you to remove the bolt. If not you may need to loosen up the mount on the side where the alt is. Also, sometimes jacking up the body will change the axle position enough to get bolt out.
good luck

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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  • Richard Scordino Apr 17, 2009

    Obviously you don't know what the meaning of inappropriate (the rating you gave me) Inapropriate is if I had asked you out or told you to check the air pressure in your tires. I can't see what you are working on and can only offer what I believe may help. Sorry you chose to rate my answer so poorly...

  • Richard Scordino Apr 21, 2009

    Thanks for the response, If you like you can re-rate my answer in the upper right of my post. I've been trying to keep my temper about "poor ratings" but am coming close to really getting angry...NOT at you, but someone keeps rating my answers as poor when the actual asker of the question is unaware that it was done. I work hard at providing the best answers I possibly can. Sometimes I'm wrong, but that happens but an inapropriate answer kills my rating and diminishes any confidence someone may have in the validity of even the best answer. Again, thanks for responding!!!

  • Brenda Stewart
    Brenda Stewart Jan 31, 2016

    For what it's worth Richard, I think your answer was brilliant. I'm having the exactly same problem and did think to try jacking up the motor block, but realized that I forgot to loosen the motor mount. This makes the bolt just barely Not clear the frame. I will remember this tomorrow & get this job finished. I was so frustrated with this "simple" job that I forgot this simple but obvious step! Thanks again Richard



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