Alternator removal trouble!

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    Default Alternator removal trouble!

    So i decided to take on the task of replacing my alternator myself in order to avoid crazy dealership fees ($1400).

    Once i finally got the damn skid plate off, i started on the alternator removal process. But everytime i go to loosen the bolts, i end up turning the whole pulley mechinism. I fell like im missing a step. Any advice???

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    Default Re: Alternator removal trouble!

    You usually don't remove the pulley untill the altenator is out of the truck, then you hold the pulley and use an impact wrench to remove the nut.
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    i dont know if i started on the wrong bolt or not, but i used a socket wrench to try and loosen the bolt, and all im doing is turning the whole pulley system

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    this was the best step by step process i have seen yet. THANKS

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    Default Re: Alternator removal trouble!

    I believe there is only 1 bolt holding the front of the alternator. that bolt also serves as the hinge. It's hard to see due to tight space. I had to use my iphone to video the front of the alternator to I can tell what bolt to loosen up.

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    Default Re: Alternator removal trouble!

    Toyota has a special tool to hold the pulley while removing/installing the pulley nut.

    Otherwise, here is some further reference.
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