The new alternator came with the pulley installed, but let me start at the beginning, I had a power steering leak, at this time the alternator had been on about 9 months, then I was driving home, and the serpentine belt broke, I made it home okay, ordered a new high-pressure hose for the power steering. And installed it, went to install new serpentine belt and realized the bolt for alternator pulley was gone, it was under warranty, so I got a new alternator (rebuilt) and installed it, and new belt, went for test drive, returned home to see the alternator pulley retaining bolt missing, the pulley was just hanging there. The power steering pump seems fine, it's not seized, could a bad power steering pump even cause the alt pulley bolt to loosen? I checked belt tension when I installed the belt and it was good, I have no clue how this keeps happening.
Thursday, November 25th, 2021 AT 7:49 AM