Alternator bolt

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Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:42 am

..can anyone show me a picture of the bolt which holds the alternator adjustment bracket on? Mine came off round a roundabout and nothing I have fits, it's doing my head in :lol:
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:51 am

Is that the one that holds the bracket to the block? I`m pretty sure it`s just a normal M10 (or possibly M12) bolt. if you can`t get anything to fit could it be that the thread`s been stripped previously and it`s just ripped out now? If it`s M10 you could drill out and tap for an M12?

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:59 am

Yes, bracket to block.
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:40 pm

Could someone take a photo of how the alternator attaches to thewater pump? Something's wierd here.
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:30 pm

This isn`t great, but maybe you can see enough. I can take a better pic tomorrow
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:04 am

Im pretty sure πŸ€”its just one of the water pump bolts , just goes thru the alt bracket , m8 and about 50 -60mm long πŸ™‚
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:02 am

Do yours go through the hole at the outer edge of the water pump flange or the hole directly underneath the hose and behind the pump pulley?
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Bug » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:11 am

Major_Tom wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:02 am
Do yours go through the hole at the outer edge of the water pump flange or the hole directly underneath the hose and behind the pump pulley?
I'm pretty sure (from distant memory) that mine went through the extra hole on the edge of the pump flange.
Is there room to get a nut on the back of that if the thread is gone? Can't remember?

Tbh, it doesn't matter that much where it bolts to, as long as it keeps the correct tension on the belt.
In theory, if you tighten the alternator pivot bolts and also the sliding one on the bracket, with the end of the bracket wedged tightly against the block/water pump body, then it shouldn't move anyway.

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by stevemarl » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 am

On mine it goes through the hole beneath the heater stub, through the pump into the block, it`s an M10.

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BUT, as Bug says you could possibly use the threaded hole on the `ear` of the water pump (if it`s the later, Sierra, pump - the early ones don`t have the extra `ear`)

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:39 am

Interesting. Mine used to go through the water pump, but nothing fits in there now πŸ€” so it's going through the water pump flange now.

Bizarre turn of events. There's no way the threads can be stripped as I've never been that forceful. Odd things are happening in reality recently I swear.
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:45 am

stevemarl wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 am

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Oh jeez is that a medical review form I see? I had to fill one of those out for my mental health, even though it has never affected my driving, never had any convictions and after four months of them holding onto my licence, I now have to renew my licence every year.

I am appealing as it is stigmatising, stressful and completely without reason. If it was a SGC or something I could understand, but it's a driving licence.
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Bug » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:55 am

Major_Tom wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:45 am
I am appealing .........
I'd like to dispute that, unless the plastic surgery went particularly well? :xd:

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by stevemarl » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:13 am

stevemarl wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 am
Oh jeez is that a medical review form I see?
Thankfully no, it`s just a 10 year renewal reminder! Just happened to be on top of the pile :D
Do you have to PAY each time to renew it, that`s unfair, if they insist on annual they should at least waive the fee?

Edit: just a thought, but that bolt does also hold the water pump down, if it`s missing the pump will only be held by 2 bolts. Possibly lead to seepage, esp. if you`re tensioning the alternator against the flange?

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:57 am

Bug wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:55 am
Major_Tom wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:45 am
I am appealing .........
I'd like to dispute that, unless the plastic surgery went particularly well? :xd:
Ding dong!
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:03 pm

stevemarl wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 am

Do you have to PAY each time to renew it, that`s unfair, if they insist on annual they should at least waive the fee?
Thankfully no, but they're incapable of taking on this much workload, hence having my licence for four months for a process which normally takes two weeks.

Hmmm yes you might be right there regards to water pump. I just can't get anything to fit in the hole, oo eerr.
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:41 pm

Sorted now, thanx for the advice and pictures guys, I hope your week is filled with gayness and cheer.
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by pbar » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:52 pm

stevemarl wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:13 am
it`s just a 10 year renewal reminder
You have to do that if you have a photo licence I assume?

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by stevemarl » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:13 pm

I guess so, it`s the first time for me: Β£14 on line, Β£21.50 at the P.O. (no passport required)

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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:50 pm

Ha ,I have my right leg chopped off so short I can kneel on my dick πŸ€¬πŸ– but every 3 months I have to pay a Dr to sign a certificate saying Im still disabled so the insurance co will continue to pay out .....I mean I give up waiting for it to grow back.....talk about being friggin optimistic
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Re: Alternator bolt

Post by Bug » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:07 am

Mc Tool wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:50 pm
Ha ,I have my right leg chopped off so short I can kneel on my dick πŸ€¬πŸ– but every 3 months I have to pay a Dr to sign a certificate saying Im still disabled so the insurance co will continue to pay out .....I mean I give up waiting for it to grow back.....talk about being friggin optimistic
You could try complaining, but you don't really have a leg to stand on. ;) :D

However, I am a little jealous.............. my leg would need to be cut off somewhere near my waist to achieve your kneeling feat. :xd:

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