The alternator store rounded the bolt on my alternator so I can’t get it off my 2004 g35x. I changed the belts (there are two one for ac and one for alternator) since I did that the car has a voltage when in park of approx 14Vdc if I turn the ac on it can maintain around 13.9v to 14v however that is with the blower at lowest setting if I go to the highest setting as we are in the summer months it quickly starts to fall and in order to maintain the 14v I must have my engine rpm at least 1000.
My question is can I just keep monitoring the voltage and use the car or should I be looking to get rid of it. (I am not interested in spending loads of cash as it’s a 15 year old car at this point)
The other question I have is would it fail completely or does the charging rate get progressively less until I need to redline her to charge the battery?