If you are reusing the belt make sure you mark the rotation direction before removing it. Best advice is to have patience and stop when you're tired. . You will need an assortment of universal joints and extensions to access the rear bolts through the wheel well. Not needed for this repair but was doing the water pump also. July 1, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The alternator housing and bracket are different, too many items to list, i would likely miss something recapping it.
Upon receipt of your rebuildable alternator core, you will be refunded the core charge. I prefer to so it before removing the engine bracket bolts. Make sure when first breaking the bolts loose you grab the make-shift socket with the adjustable wrench as shown for best grip. Does raising the engine that much not put stress on the other mounts and potentially damaging them? To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. I don't recall a rear fastener on E60 models. April 3, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will not be able to weld where a gasket goes. You may cause damage to the alternator or other electrical components from the surge in amperage.
September 23, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If they are that tight, maybe an E12 wrench will do the trick. To join motorcycle engine cases together Yamaha has Yamabond. Right, let's get it apart, please note that the pictures show parts that should have been removed but aren't, it was only when I got it completely apart that I realised how I should have done it. If it changes, you may be onto something. However, one bolt to the alternator bracket lower rearis hidden behind the front differential.
So check this out it's been a about a month or 2 and I've drove my car maybe a week because first my alternator took a crap on me and that costed about 850 with labor and all. You won't be able to remove the top rear differential bolt all the way, but it will be loose-unthreaded 100%, just can't remove the bolt from the hole. May 5, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional information. I'm now back to the old motto of if it aint broke don't fix it. It helped a lot in getting the job done! March 17, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like Jonathan got you your answer. I had the same question when I did mine.
Unclip the overflow tube and remove the cover. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks : I have bad driverside oil leak and it is coming from alt bracket. March 1, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. At the front of the engine you will need to remove two 13mm bolts along with a T45 Torx bolt. Then about a block down my 4x4 and brake light came on? Why it is still leaking after have the job done twice.
I treat this car better than my girlfriend haha. It is held in place by four T27 Torx screws. November 25, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. If the battery is faulty, your alternator tests will not be accurate. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community. Any information about the failure mode for the gasket? I installed the first two bolts that go on the side of the bracket, then I tightened the bushings from the front as shown in the picture. There's a bolt under the engine mount that you can't access until you move that engine mount out of the way, and that hunk of metal isn't moving anywhere without hydraulic encouragement.
Makes it a lot easier when you can more clearly make out the shapes of bolts. When I got it I noticed that the nylon bushing and spacers were not there. I hate when this kind of thing happens! October 13, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, remove the lines and cooler. You could do a leakdown test to determine the health of the engine. Why only when I park and car cools down? Go get a set of female Torx bits that are made for an air gun. I just wanted to say great job on the illustrations and step by step instructions you've provided.
I used the same modified socket and wrench configuration on this bolt as I did on the diff bolt. Using a T30 remove them and lift the plate off. Does anyone have an idea what the problem may be? Possibly just a bad injector? It only needs to slide out an inch or two and there's enough play in the joints to allow for this if you take the two bolts out of the strut mount. Don't forget to refill your power steering fluid. February 28, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Wow!! To perform as shown in the article, lifting the engine comes later, after removing the power steering pump. Move back down under the car to the alternator bracket. Some notable differences for my 2002 e65 see other posts for the complete job : Water cooled alternator — drain the coolant first.