Re: converting 24v alternator to ribbed micro v (serpentine)
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If you are talking about the small pulley on the alternator itself, it is very tight, so you may have to take the alternator off to a garage that changes car tyres and ask them to use the compressed air socket set. However I did not need to do that.
The problem is how to hold the shaft of the alternator whilst undoing the nut. If you use a screw driver in the fan blades then you will damage it. If you look closely at the end of the shaft where the pulley nut is threaded you will see a hexagonal hole that will accept an allan key. You still can not use a normal socket as that would block the access to the hexagonal hole. You could use a socket with two flat sides to put a big wrench on, then undo the nut whilst holding the shaft with the allan key.
When the nut is removed you may need a puller as the pulley should be a snug fit on the shaft.
If you are talking about the big pulley bolted to the engine pulley. There are 4 bolts that can be removed quite easily. Then use a long bar to gently lever off the pulley.
I hope that helps a photo would make it easier to explain.
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