a screw from the alternator where a electrical wires connect to broke what are my options

Asked by Jun 09, 2012 at 02:17 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How can i fix a broken screw from the alternator that
the electrical wires connect  to

4 Answers

254,035

Did it break/snap in the alternator housing itself?

Yes but theres still a little bit of screw sticking out i was advised to solder it together?

20,110

I doubt solder will hold. Try using a small drill bit to drill a hold then a screw extractor to back out the old threaded rod. It would probably be easier to drill a slightly larger hold and tap new threads.

20,110

Scratch what I said before. Just took apart an old alternator I had in the garage to take a look. It's only four bolts holding the two halves together. Inside, the terminals have plastic insulators attached. If you begin drilling you'll mess it up. The studs are removeable (it appears) from the inside. Just do not loose the insulators and make sure to reinstall them with a stud of the exace same size. That's as far as I went with disassembly. But the case came apart easily. Just make sure to use a marker across both sides of the case for reassembly. Visually, it appears you could reassembly the case 180 degrees our of allignment.

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 62,574 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,880
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,380
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
863 Great Deals out of 70,094 listings starting at $1,045
Used Ford Expedition
370 Great Deals out of 19,636 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
658 Great Deals out of 39,224 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,245 Great Deals out of 179,993 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota 4Runner
266 Great Deals out of 21,370 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Pathfinder
322 Great Deals out of 24,396 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Yukon
395 Great Deals out of 21,157 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 36,762 listings starting at $21,080
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 3,563 listings starting at $14,989
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
211 Great Deals out of 5,822 listings starting at $11,799
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
224 Great Deals out of 5,055 listings starting at $8,990
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 2,718 listings starting at $9,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.