20yr old Pajero Alternator bolt spinning
I am trying to replace an alternator on a 20yr old Pajero. The top bolt connecting to the engine spins either way but will not tighten or come out. Any tips?
I wondered if the bolt thread was stripped but noticed on the replacement alternator that the nut is enclosed in the alternator by a split cylinder of metal (sorry I dont know the correct term). When the nut moves towards the head of the bolt it reaches a cavity where it will just spin. I dont understand this set up as it seems to me when you tighten the bolt the nut will just start spinning and cannot be removed.
What am I missing?
Last edited by chain rattle; 03-20-2017 at 01:03 AM.