Mechanics

F150 ALTERNATOR

1998 Ford F-150

1998 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

How difficult is it to change the alternator on this vehicle and what would I need
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MSG Malcolm
December 17, 2008.



REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
CAUTION:When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION before disconnecting battery.

GENERATOR
Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disengage drive belt from pulley. Disconnect wiring from generator. Remove generator mounting bolts (and mounting bracket if necessary). Remove generator. To install, reverse removal procedure.
REGULATOR & BRUSH HOLDER
Removal & Installation
Remove generator. Carefully pry off regulator cover (if equipped), and remove Torx screws from regulator. Separate regulator and brush holder from generator.
Holding regulator in one hand, pry off the cap covering "A" terminal screw head with a screwdriver. Remove 2 screws attaching regulator to brush holder ("A" and "F" terminal screws). See Fig. 3 . Separate regulator from brush holder. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten screws to 25-35 INCH lbs. (2.8-4.0 N.m).
Fig. 3: Exploded View Of Voltage Regulator & Brush Holder
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


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Dave H
Dec 17, 2008.