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How do you get the bottom Alternator bolt loose on a 1998 Pathfinder 2wd are the threads back wards?

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2005-09-08 21:13:07
2005-09-08 21:13:07

Some imports have a adjuster that is under the pivot bolt...check this.Also there may be a nut on the back side that is spinning. The threads are not left hand.

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