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Old 09-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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im trying to replace the alternator on my 2002 9-5 aero. at this point i have gotten the tensioner and alternator bracket off and the wires going to the back of the alternator. i ran into one slight problem.. i had no problem getting one of the two allen key bolts off for the alternator support (one on the top in the engine bay which people think is harder) the one i had problems with is the bottom one above the axle. this is the bolt that is more susceptible to the elements so it was weather and weakened. i went to take it out after soaking itin wd40 for awhile but the bolt basically stripped instantly and now im stuck not able to extract my alternator. my question is how do i get it out? do i need to drill the whole thing out or can i get a bolt extractor and do it myself if so how much would a good one cost? im almost ready to throw everything together and just drive the car on the charge of the battery to the shop 10 mins down the road unless i can figure this out.
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Get midevil on it!!

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That sounds like it could work just need to get my hands on a air chisel. Is this something easy to mess up what can go wrong?
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They are not to expensive. Harbor freight might be good. You'll have to decide if it is worth it to buy or have a shop do it. It's still not an easy job, but the shop will probably end up doing the same thing.

Take your time and point the air hammer/chisel carefully. You should be fine.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #5
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I'd try an E-Z out first, should work no problem.

Also, you may want to try some liquid wrench too (instead of WD40)
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Where can I get an ez out? And would drilling the head of the bolt off work?
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:35 PM   #7
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Got everything done with an air chisel
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