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Changing an Alternator Pulley

Hi, I purchased a Balmar 6 series alternator for the Westerbeke 55A engine. Unfortunately the pulley is too far back by less than a 1/2 inch and the belt is hitting the nut on the tension rod. Balmar suggested a new pulley which will give me just the right angle. Does anyone have experience with romoving the pulley and replacing it? I would like a some advice...is it necessary to have this done with pneumatic impact wrench or has anyone done this by hand?
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Re: Changing an Alternator Pulley

You will need an impact driver.. Any auto shop should be able to zip it off and put the new one on in about 3-4 minutes..
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Re: Changing an Alternator Pulley

thank you...appreciate the response. I will try PepBoys around the corner this weekend.
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Re: Changing an Alternator Pulley

I concur, an impact turns a PITA job into nothing here.
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