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My husband is trying to remove the alternator; however, the "long bolt" keeps hitting the radiator... He can't get the alternator off :o(

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  • taylorquad Sep 02, 2010

    Is there anyway to do it without removing the radiator?

  • taylorquad Sep 02, 2010

    There is no room to loosen & move the radiator. The alternator is accessible only from under the vehicle.

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My online resource didn't mention a 'long bolt' but if it does hit the radiator, the next step is to drain the radiator and remove it before taking out the alternator (or lift the engine out to clear the radiator but that's more difficult): --- REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Rear terminal alternator My husband is trying to - 85763008.gif
Fig. 2: Side terminal alternator 85763009.gif

  1. Open the hood and disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the adjusting arm bolt.
  3. Remove the alternator through-bolt. Remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley and lower the alternator. NOTE: Some engines are equipped with a ribbed, K-section belt and automatic tensioner. A special tool must be made to remove the tension from the tensioner arm. Loosen the idler pulley pivot and adjuster bolts before using the tool. See the accompanying illustration for tool details.
  4. Label all of the leads to the alternator so that you can install them correctly and disconnect the leads from the alternator.
  5. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
  6. To install, reverse the above procedure. Torque the pivot bolt to 58 ft. lbs.; the adjusting bolt to 25 ft. lbs.; the wire terminal nuts to 60-90 inch lbs. --------------------
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container (if the coolant is to be reused). CAUTION
    When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  2. Loosen the hose clamps at each end of the hose that requires replacement.
  3. Twist, pull and slide the hose off the radiator, water pump, thermostat or heater connection. Fig. 1: Removing the upper radiator hose 85761064.jpg
    Fig. 2: Removing the lower radiator hose 85761065.gif
    Fig. 3: Always check the heater hose clamps when servicing the cooling system 85761066.gif

  4. Clean the hose mounting connections. Position the hose clamps on the new hose.
  5. Coat the connection surfaces with a water resistant sealer and slide the hose into position. Make sure the hose clamps are located beyond the raised bead of the connector (if equipped) and centered in the clamping area of the connection.
  6. Tighten the clamps to 20–30 inch lbs. Do not overtighten.
  7. Fill the cooling system.
  8. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature. Check for leaks.
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Hi!!

If that is the case, loosen the bolts from the radiator fastening plate and move the radiator to the side without disconnecting the hoses, just to give you enough space to remove the bolt.

Good luck!! Keep me posted!!

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

  • Rene J Solis Sep 02, 2010

    You don't have to remove the radiator, just the hold down bolts on top of it, then just slide or tilt the radiator a bit to the right, enough to remove the bolt.

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