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Took all the Bolts out of the alternator but the little cylinder in the bottom part of the alternator wont let it come out.

I need to know how to remove the nut on the back of the lower back side of the alternator so I can remove the cylinder and take the alternator out. The nut has a little metal prong sticking up next to it so you can't turn it. How do you get that stupid thing to come out so I can pull the alternator out? I have everything else done to pull it out except this problem with it being stuck on the cylinder and locked nut on the back holding it from coming out. Could use replies asap please I would like to finish this first thing in the morning thanks.

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Sounds like it\'s just a locking tang , if so use a screwdriver and bend it out flat to where you can get your tool on the nut. Got to admit though haven\'t seen them there on the Alt. bracket though unless someone put it there instead of the usual lock nut that most companies use in that place. Hope it helps. Make sure the positive is off the battery no sense scaring yourself and being frustrated.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks I thought about just bending it away to because I don't think it will effect anything since there is a nut on the back. I don't like electricity so unplugging the battery is what I always do first lol."

  • Peter Bruecken Mar 23, 2014

    It sounds like you don't have to remove the nut. It is part of the spacer that goes between the alternator and the bracket. These spacers get stuck but if you "rock" the alternator on that part, the spacer will move slightly and the alternator will come out . You can also pry sideways on the pivot of this bracket and the alternator should come out.

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