Mechanics

ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT

2003 Ford Focus

Electrical problem
2003 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 97,000 miles

Need to replace the alternator; 2003 Focus with ztec engine. It is wedged in there between the engine and firewall. This looks to be a pain; am I right? Is there a trick/shortcut to it? I'm half afraid to go buy a manual. Disassemble the right wheelwell assembly, pull the transmission, etc. I'm doing this tomorrow and need the car the next day. Thanks

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Hammertoe
July 24, 2009.




Got it done with no help from this forum. The trick is to take out the 3 big bolts that hold the engine mount to the right wheelwell, jack up the engine a little and push it forward enough to get the alternator out. I learned a trick all by myself !

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Hammertoe
Jul 25, 2009.


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