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Oops..alternator issue

Anyone ever strip out the positive post on the alternator? Also broke about 1/4" off of it. Just wondering if anyone has an experience taking it apart and putting a new one in there.

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Yup! Worse yet, snapped mine right off making it useless. I took it right back to pep boys and they gave me a new one, no questions asked. Is yours new or are you simply re-installing the old one?


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going to be re-installing the old one unfortunately. Worked fine, just broke and stripped during removal. Looked like the nut caused it. I tried reversing the 1 nuts so I could still get a bite, just wouldn't thread.

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That sucks man. Not sure if you can simply weld it on there or not... maybe a ton of solder or something? Would probably vibrate off eventually.


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Welding would destroy the diodes and solder probably wouldn't hold. At work we have connectors that join two threaded rods together so if you can find one of those at a hardware store you could try re-threading it to the fine thread of that snapped off bolt


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