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Old 12-26-2010
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alternator falling off

so the other week i was driving along the road in a my might morphin red power ranger edge and ahbl. lights went abuzzing and smoke came out and stuff. pulled over and found out the serpentine belt came off. figured that would be an easy fix. then i went to look around a little more and i put my hand on the alternator i felt it wobble. that is when my face went white.

what i had found was the 3 bolts that hold the alternator bracket on to the head ( 3.0 v6) had broke off. i will let you ponder that.


has anyone heard of that happening before
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Old 12-26-2010
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That's an easy one. . . . .

WTF? No clue.
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Old 12-26-2010
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Originally Posted by dangelj316
That's an easy one. . . . .

WTF? No clue.
Same as above! WOW! Never heard of that before. Belt to tight? Donít. Really know, this is a new one.
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Old 01-01-2011
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wow. I can honestly say I have never even thought that to be possible, much less heard of it happening before. I dont know why it happened but I can definitely tell you it's not a common problem! Were you rough on it in any way before this, or did it just happen?
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Old 01-02-2011
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lol...did your aternator was going dead and you hameered down with a axe ? lol ive never heard of such things, maybee it wasnt the original 1 and somehow the guy who installed it use is impact gun 2 strong and broke them whiout seeing, did you had the alternator changed npt 2 long ago?
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Old 01-03-2011
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i'd get some easy outs, and brand new high strength bolts, but yeah never heard of that before, maybe you just had ****ty bolts, or what cedrik said and someone over torqued it down too much and the bolts were on the verge of sheering off.
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Old 01-03-2011
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Just means that the alt has been off and whoever put it back on didn't o it right. its common for people to attempt stuff like that and fail, but its hard to spot this stuff unless your looking for it. just get some new bolts and put them in properly and you should be fine.
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Hmm, I did wonder about the blend door (no overhead) but wouldn't that mean I'd have random hit and cold blowing? I'm reasonably confident I don't....
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