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I have a loose battery terminal on a GM side mount. I am looking for an expandable/spreadable term bolt. It looks like a regular battery bolt, except has a hole drilled through the center and splits cut in the threaded portion creating an "x". there is a small hex head screw set in the hole which expands the threaded portion to more tightly fit the wearing lead battery terminal. NO-ONE seems to have this simple part, however, I have an older one that doesn't work properly. Can you help? RW

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  • randyprobs Jul 31, 2008

    this silly little bolt that I want to buy already exists, I just want a new one so it won't strip out the hole worse. Any idea where I might buy one?



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Try the metric size bolt may ba a hair bigger and thread in.

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Doors lock and unlock while driving and power is taken away.Lights on dash jump back and forth between gears.Occurs more on bumpy road.Been a week and dealer still unable to diagnose cause

I looks like you have been having a lot of electrical problems with your Hummer. Based on that, I would say that there is a bad/loose ground somewhere. From your description of the problem, it is most likely a bad battery cable.

I suggest you look under the hood and check the battery terminals and cables. I have seen swollen battery cables that are full of corrosion. Especially on side-terminal batteries. If the cable is swollen near the battery terminal, use a razor knife and split the insulation at the point of the swelling and you will see green and/or white corrosion in that area. Replace the cable, because it can cause other problems in the future - no start, no lights, stalling. etc. Also, any loose or corroded wire connections on the inner-fenders and firewall could be in issue.

If everything looks good under the hood, the next thing to check is your ignition switch. I once had a 1995 Pontiac Transport that would stall at red lights/stop signs. After following the above suggestions, I removed the ignition switch and it fell apart in my hand! It was also badly burned inside. After replacing it, the problem was solved.

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How to change alternator 2005 chryler 300

This answer covers:
2005 Chrysler 300 6cyl VIN "G" 3.5L SFI HO (72% of 2005 300's)
2005 Chrysler 300 6cyl VIN "R" 2.7L MFI DOHC (28% of 2005 300's)
2005 Dodge Magnum 5.7L engine


Removal & Installation

WARNING - Precautions Section:
Disconnect negative cable from battery before removing battery output wire (b+ wire) from alternator. Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to electrical system.

2.7L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  3. Remove alternator drive belt.
  4. Disconnect alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Remove B+ terminal nut and wire.
  6. Remove 2 lower mounting bolts.
  7. Remove alternator.
To install:
  1. Install alternator.
  2. Install upper bolt mounting bolt.
  3. Install 2 lower mounting bolts.
  4. Tighten bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  5. Install B+ terminal nut and wire. Tighten nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
  6. Connect alternator field circuit plug.
  7. Install alternator drive belt.
  8. Connect negative battery cable.
3.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  3. Remove alternator drive belt.
  4. Remove bracket bolts.
  5. Remove upper mounting bolt.
  6. Raise and support vehicle.
  7. Remove middle splash pan.
  8. Disconnect alternator field circuit plug.
  9. Remove B+ terminal nut and wire.
  10. Remove lower mounting bolts.
  11. Remove alternator.
To install:
  1. Install alternator.
  2. Install lower mounting bolts. Loosen install the upper mounting bolt.
  3. Tighten lower mounting bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  4. Connect alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Install B+ terminal nut and wire. Tighten nut to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
  6. Install middle splash pan.
  7. Lower vehicle.
  8. Remove loose installed upper bolt.
  9. Install bracket and bracket bolt.
  10. Install upper mounting bolt and bracket.
  11. Tighten upper mounting bolt to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  12. Tighten the bracket bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  13. Install alternator drive belt.
  14. Connect negative battery cable.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect negative battery cable at battery.
  3. Remove alternator drive belt.
  4. Raise and support vehicle.
  5. Unsnap plastic insulator cap from B+ output terminal.
  6. Remove B+ terminal mounting nut at rear of alternator. Disconnect terminal from alternator.
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Fig. 1 Alternator Support Bracket - 5.7L engine


Fig. 2 Alternator Mounting Bolts - 5.7L engine


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This is a Toyota engine in this beast.
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The starter motor itself is mounted on the back side of the engine with just two bolts, and it is in principle an easy replacement. The downside is that the bolts are not so easy to access, so patience and some good tools are important.

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I removed the air filter and used a socket wrench with a hinged handle to get the bolt started, finishing with a regular wrench.As the second bolt loosens, you should have someone else hold the starter motor in place, and catch it as it comes off.

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