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Allen key bolt at bottom of alternator

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Old Sep 24th, 2019, 14:21   #1
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Hello All,

I am almost halfway through changing the alternator. I have all of the bolts off and I'm now just trying to loosen the allen bolt under the alternator.

It won't budge and access is challenging. I can't tell what size it is and the last thing that I want to do is wreck the bolt so that it never comes out.

I've tried with an allen key which I think fits, but I can't get enough purchase on it for it to budge. I tried also with a similar sized torx bit but it won't budge either and I don't want to out any more force on it in case I wreck it.

I gave it a spay with some bolt loosening stuff but it ain't moving...

Any bright ideas please?

Thank you ;o)

Steve
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Old Sep 24th, 2019, 14:46   #2
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Hello All,

I am almost halfway through changing the alternator. I have all of the bolts off and I'm now just trying to loosen the allen bolt under the alternator.

It won't budge and access is challenging. I can't tell what size it is and the last thing that I want to do is wreck the bolt so that it never comes out.

I've tried with an allen key which I think fits, but I can't get enough purchase on it for it to budge. I tried also with a similar sized torx bit but it won't budge either and I don't want to out any more force on it in case I wreck it.

I gave it a spay with some bolt loosening stuff but it ain't moving...

Any bright ideas please?

Thank you ;o)

Steve
its not an allen bolt is a friction joint you change that to the new alternator once the alternator is off , you need to slacken the metal clamp which presses against that friction joint and slide it out ... ( 5mm or 4mm hexagon ? )
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Old Sep 24th, 2019, 15:17   #3
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Great - yes a 5mm hex. Bought a hex bit set from Halfrauds and with an bit of extra leverage (using an extra screw driver to make a "T" shape) I was able to budge it.
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