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Alternator Bolt Sheared

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by Zorn, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Apr 17, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    Hello all,

    New CJ 5 owner and forum member here.

    So, I drove my new CJ around all day (first day owning it), and I started hearing a loud whining noise. It sounded like a belt so I drove it home. Upon inspection, the top alternator bolt had sheared off and I’m going to attempt extraction tomorrow. My question is, it looks like rather than being a bolt, it’s actually threaded rod. I don’t know how far it threads into the sleeves or the block. And I’m not sure if I can just remove the sleeves and make it easier to extract. I’m also thinking that because it’s not a bolt, is the reason it broke. Any thoughts?

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  2. Apr 17, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    Time for some drilling and/or ez out etc to get the remnants of that bolt out
     
  3. Apr 17, 2021 at 7:53 PM
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    Yes, that’s the plan. I was wondering if those sleeves (or whatever they’re called) could be removed...the three sections going to the block. Maybe I won’t have to drill. The other concern is what caused it to snap. I was able to recover the rest of the bolt. Turns out it was sitting in the road exactly where I started hearing the whining. It’s actually threaded rod, not exactly a bolt. I’m assuming that’s not strong enough, and hoping that was the problem.

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  4. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    When working on older vehicles broken bolts or threaded rods is common and they can break for multiple reasons ranging from over-tightening or under, fatigue, vibration, rust etc.
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    Welcome from north central West Virginia :oldglory: Post some pictures of that awesome CJ
     
  6. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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  7. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    Awesome, what color is it ??
     
  8. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    I’m not exactly sure. It’s grey raptor liner.
     
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