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Old 09-25-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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alternator cable nut size?

While taking out my alternator, I dropped the nut for the alternator. I found the washer in the belly pan, but the nut is gone and not to be found.

Does anyone know the size of that nut?
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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Don't forget you can get these at the dealer. There's a part number for everything for our cars except the gasoline!
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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Quite true. A websearch found the nut, called an "alternator adjusting nut". I'm at a loss as to what it's supposed to adjust.

I did finally find the nut hiding by the power steering cylinder.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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I believe it should be the same size as almost every alternator I've replaced on other cars, a 12 or 13. more than likely 13mm
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #5
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wait a second. you're talking about the one for the main power wire to attach to right? i mean, you had to be because who would loosen that nut on the pulley? for what reason?
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