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Hello I will help you with your question,
The ear is threaded for the top bolt, can you give me more details about what you are seeing and where your difficulty lies?
Are the threads damaged? Would a diagram of the bolts help?
Have you removed the AC compressor mounting bolts so the compressor is out of the way?
I am not there to see what you see, I have to have you be my eyes.
You need to remove the mounting bolts for the AC compressor so you can get the alternator in and out. Would you like the diagram and procedure to R&R the alternator?
If the bolt is not catching be sure the threads are not damaged, clean up the threads if necessary and it may go easier.
Let me know if you want the procedure with the diagram
I understand that have you chased the treads? It sounds like you have a damaged thread?
Click here for diagram
Ok, click the link I provided above and let me know if you have chased the threads, normally that is the problem if you can't get the bolt started in the nut.
The threads on the bolt and nut. I understand the alternator is just a pass through. Did you click the link I provided above?
If you scroll up you will see the link at the place it says "click here for diagram"
Let me know if you can see that
You have the bolt in backward then you need to get space to put the bolt in as shown and have the nut on the pulley end of the alternator.
Let me know what I can do to help
Maybe someone has put it together the wrong way? Have you mated the bolt and the nut to be sure they run together?
Put it together the way it is shown and you should have no problem.
Let me know what you are seeing or post pictures so I can help
It is an open end wrench, the nut has a tab to keep it from spinning.
Are you able to get it in place?
Did it start in the nut?
Have you verified that the bolt will start in the nut? Can you put it in place and get it started? I know you are having trouble but I can't see what you are doing, I need you to tell me.
You have to remove the parts that are obstructing you ability to install the bolt. If the pump is in the way then loosen/remove it so you can get the bolt into the alternator bracket.
Was it inserted from the pulley end with the nut on the back when you removed it?
Front meaning pulley? Or from the back? If from the back you just need to put it back as shown. If you alternator is too fat tap the bushings back so they are less fat and the bolt should engage the nut. The bushings slide in the holes of the alternator and you can move them with a small hammer and a drift punch.
Let me know what you are seeing here
Ok then you see how it should be done, you can put the bolt in as you found it but I suspect the bushings in the alternato need to be pressed in a little if you cant start it. It won't be right but it will hold it in place.
Let me know what you see
Have you tried to move the bushings with a hammer so you can engage the nut??