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Old 12-28-2009, 02:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dave's Civic Duty View Post
I will check to see if I can move my injectors to get a number. I've got the hood up in my garage working on getting out my old alternator. I have an open diode, anyhow that blasted bottom bolt won't budge. Don't want to damage the aluminum bracket. I have 2 days worth of PB Blaster soaking. A 24 mm open end fits on the square side, but it seems like it's welded in.

Any suggestions.
Dave -

IIRC, the through bolt doesn't get turned. It gets tapped out. (The square headed one) You remove the nut, turn the alternator to remove the belt, then tap the through bolt out to the rear.

It's like a carriage bolt in that it's designed to fit in without turning, so that you can tighten the front nut without spinning the bolt or having to hold it with anything, making for more trouble.
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