Q: Replacing alternator on my 2000 Rav4. Is there a bolt under alternator on bottom left?

asked by on

i replaced my alternator. i was tightening the tension bolt last trying to tighten the belt and it bottomed out and snapped. as i'm going to replace that bolt, i notice the bracket isn't fastened to anything. seems as though there's a bolt missing that fastens the bracket to the engine mount. is that right? if so, HOW do i get in there to install that bolt?

My car has 410000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The adjusting bracket has one bolt, Toyota Part number 91621-60845. The adjusting bolt that you broke is part number 90119-08299. This bolt should not bottom out so you should check for the possibility that the belt is the wrong size or worn. For a used used belt, the tension should be set to 100 pounds and you must use a gauge, otherwise there is no way to tell what the tension is. As far as the bracket that holds the alternator, that bracket is bolted to the engine with three bolts, all part number 91651-G1028. All kinds of articulated and remote access specialty tools are used to access bolts and parts. I can guarantee the bolt that you are referring to is accessible but I would have to see it to specify exactly which tool to use. More likely than not you will have to buy an adapter. Even after 30 years, I am still buying them and sometimes have to make them on the lathe. A certified mechanic will have all the required tools and can finish this up for you if you desire. Simply use YourMechanic’s alternator installation page; obviously you will only be charged for the time required to resolve the bolt issue, adjust the belt (or install a new one) and test charging output. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Replacing alternator on my 2000 Rav4. Is there a bolt under alternator on bottom left?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: side window came loose

In this situation the window may be able to be reattached. If the window is still in good condition it is completely possible that the part can be repaired and not need replacement. If you decide that you need some...

Q: How does the outside temperature display work in a 2012 Toyota RAV4?

Your car has an outside temperature display that will tell you the temperature outside of the car. This can provide you with important information for your trip. It can display temperatures from -40 degrees F to 122 degrees F. If...

Q: I have a 2000 Chevy blazer won't go in 4wD.

There is a device on the transfer case that makes the mechanical engagement that allows power to be transferred to the front wheels. If the power and ground signals are present here and there is no engagement, suspect the actuator....

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.