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Old 01-21-2018, 09:46 AM   #1
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Alternator removal

I am in the process of replacing the alternator on my 2007 Escape. Right now I can't get it removed because of the top mounting bolt stud. Got the nut off what is the best way to remove the stud. Can't seem to be able to have enough clearance with the stud left on. Why didn't Ford just put a bolt on top like the others . What a pain in the butt.
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I'm assuming you've got a 3.0 in yours? Sometimes I've seen the passenger side motor mount to be removed and the engine tilted just right to get the bolts out.
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I have removed the bottom two bolts just can't get the alternator out because it is stuck on the top mounting stud because of no clearance on the left side. How can you remove the top stud.
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Is there enough room to double nut it? Then use the inner nut to break it loose.
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No can't do that
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Personally I would get the stud out with vise grips and put a bolt back in instead.
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Or tack weld the nut on there and take it out as a bolt.
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Don't have a welder, could I JB weld the nut on, then try to remove the stud and get a new one.
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Yeah, the best thing to do is turn it into a bolt, however you can.
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