car repairs


Question by  bhudson (54)

How can I remove an alternator pulley?


Answer by  KWags1977 (427)

Start by loosening the alternator bracket and removing the alternator. Then use the correct socket and hold the pulley to keep it from turning. This should remove it safely from the key that holds it on. You might need some WD-40 to help lubricate the pulley to come off.


Answer by  itsame (275)

Removal is as simple as locating the belt pulley with the adjustment bolt and turning it with a wrench to loosen it.


Answer by  NateB (571)

Most pulleys are held onto the shaft with a "key". This is a small piece of metal that fits into the groove on the shaft. Take a very small flat head screwdriver, or pliers, and pry out the "key" from behind the pulley. If your lucky the pulley will come off with human force but you'll probably need a pulley-puller.


Answer by  icecreamman940 (82)

Most alternators are held on with 4-6 bolts in the front. Remove the belt with a belt tensioner or ratchet. Remove bolts and pull straight out.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well start by loosening the alternator bracket and removing the alternator. Then use the correct socket and hold the pull to keep it from turning. Just be sure to turn the correct way and a air tool may be required in some cases.


Answer by  chazeloff (324)

First get an air powered or electric powered impact wrench, second find the right socket for the pulley. Third grab the fan blade behind the the pulley securely, remove nut.


Answer by  James916 (539)

Remove the nut on the end of the alternator. Then the pulley should just slide off of the shaft. You might need to use some WD-40 to loosen it.


Answer by  Steven234 (17)

First some models have a tensioned spring that apples pressure to the pulley, so loosen that and replace it with a brand new one and your done.


Answer by  fixitguy (15)

First you will need to remove the bolt. Once you remove the bolt, get a slide hammer to remove the pulley.


Answer by  Kiko85 (40)

Removing an alternator pulley is a fairly easy task. Just remove the alternator and replace the pulley with a new one. These are easy to obtain and replace, also cheap.

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