I can't get the top nut off of the Ford Focus 2005 alternator to save my life! It is mangled now, what is the best way to continue. I have never ran into an alternator that was such a pain in the butt

Asked by Jan 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2005 ford focus. Lower alternator bolt and the nut on the stud came off ok. Can't get the top one to break loose, and now it is mangled to all heck. Any suggestions?

2 Answers


the stud comes off if look carefully the stud head has a star shape there is a socket that fits there and you can remove the alternator.

Thanks I looked at your reply too late, but finally got the whole stud out. Is the nut integral to it? Looking at removing the alternator the rest of the way, I am guessing I will have to take off the engine side motor mounts and the one hooking the engine/transmission to the whole thing and somehow jack up the engine/transmission and take it out from below. Am I correct in this or is there a certain way?

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