'87 'vette. 28K miles and the alternator gremlin has gotten me.
What the trick to get the alternator pulley nut off?
I put a socket on the nut, and an allen wrench through the hole oin the socket
in to the
hex hole in the end of the shaft. Then grabbed the angled part part of the
with a 15" crescent wrench, and put a big pipe wrench on the socket. All that
was that the allen wrench acted as a torsion bar.
It sure looks like it is a normal (lefty loosey) thread.
You mean an impact wrench? What keeps it from just spinning the whole inside
of the alternator?
If I had to do it over again, I'd leave the alternator on the car (just to have
hold it), and use a long 8mm Allen socket to hold the shaft, and the pipe wrench
the socket for the nut. Kinda chewed up the socket, but that's OK.
try using a 'belt' on the pully, under tension, to keep the pully from
moving while you try to loosen the nut,
'tap' the wrench with a hammer or mallet ( works sorta like an impact ) and
IF your lucky it should come
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