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    Big 3 Install FAIL

    So I finally broke down and decided to take on the Big 3 upgrade in my Altima. Took all the necessary steps to making sure this was a success. Measured 2x cut 1x the whole 9 yards lol. Battery negative to chasis was perfect cut and fit. Alternator case to chasis was easy as well. Once I got to the Alt positive to battery positive, thats when ***** hit the fan. couldnt get the **** bolt off of the Alt positive to save my life. ended up breaking the bolt. so my question to you guys is this: Do you think I will be ok with that bolt being broken or should I just fork out the $$$$ for another alt??? I checked into it and I dont think they make HO alts for a Nissan altima.



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    so there's no positive wire on the back of the alt? Or the bolt broke, but still holding the stock wire on?



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    how are you gonna charge your batt without that bolt on your alt?



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    If you can afford it, get the HO. If not, is there any place that might be able to repair the alternator around you?




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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    Quote Originally Posted by bhsdriller View Post
    so there's no positive wire on the back of the alt? Or the bolt broke, but still holding the stock wire on?
    the bolt is broken but is still holding the stock wire.



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    Pics of said bolt?



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    Quote Originally Posted by VWGolfMKVI View Post
    If you can afford it, get the HO. If not, is there any place that might be able to repair the alternator around you?
    looked into it briefly. I don't know if anyone makes a HO alt for my car. I know I dont have the coin for a custom one right now. Germany ***** but I can try to take it to a friend and see what he says



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    Its not going to back out, however you are fucked if you actually do need to replace your alt with the bolt broken



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    are you ussing a set screw lug for your wire or a crimp . using a crimp u might have enough room to fit them both on there . set screw not so much



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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    are you ussing a set screw lug for your wire or a crimp . using a crimp u might have enough room to fit them both on there . set screw not so much
    wire that I used for the big 3 is AT 1/0 ga thats crimped



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    the crimp lug is to thick ? or yo ucant get the nut off to add the next lug



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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    the crimp lug is to thick ? or yo ucant get the nut off to add the next lug
    i think the lug is too thick for both the stock wire and the 1/0 without that lug



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    never mind i see theres no nut on the pic looked at them in a hurry im working and browsing lol



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    Re: Big 3 Install FAIL

    car still starts tho so I guess until it starts being an issue im good right???



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