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Re: 84 4kq alternator removal
"Rich, Jack" <JRich@Kronos.com> wrote:
> I removed the two obvious nuts holding my alternator in place, but cannot
> remove the pivot bolt. I've removed the nut from the pivot bolt, but the bolt
> itself appears to be frozen in place. Because it is right behind the frame at
> the level of the bumper, there isn't enough access room to whack it with a
> hammer, which is what I think it needs. I simply can't get any leverage up
> there to push the bolt out.
> The ever-useless Haynes manual mentions a link bolt, without describing what
> they mean or where it is. Is there some other bolt holding the pivot bolt in
> place? Any BTDTs on how to push the pivot bolt out so the alternator can drop
> down? The only two bolts I could find holding the alternator in are the pivot
> bolt and the adjustment bolt, plus the wiring connections. At this point, the
> alternator is hanging freely from the pivot bolt, which doesn't appear to need
> a nut to hold it in place.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe you could loose the bottom bracket bolt, that goes into the front of the
engine block? That might let the bracket hand down a bit.
Things are probably just stuck together. It would seem that if you could maybe
put some pressure against the pivot bracket to spread it out a bit, it might
break up the crud enough to let the bolt go.