Alternator removal

Tiny
MELJOYOVER
  • MEMBER
  • 2005 LINCOLN AVIATOR
I have completely disconnected the alternator in my 2005 Lincoln Aviator with not trouble at all. However, because of how the engine is designed, I can not get the darn thing out no matter how I tip or turn it. I can't lift it up because of radiator pipes that can't be moved (I tried). I can't move it forward to lift it up because of the fan blades and below it are all the other pulleys of the serpentine belt, etc. How in the world do I get the thing out?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 AT 10:28 AM

6 Replies

Tiny
CAR-MAN145
  • EXPERT
Hello,

Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job and diagrams below for what you need to do for your car. You may need to remove the upper radiator hose to get it out or remove the fan clutch

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-alternator

and how to remove the fan clutch

https://youtu.be/N_-MLVlBHk8

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
MELJOYOVER
  • MEMBER
I started removing the fan yesterday and hit another hurdle. I cannot seem to get the bolt holding the fan clutch loose. I researched it and know it's "lefty loosey". I was able to hold the pulley stable, a challenge in and of itself. I've got the proper OEM tool so that's not the issue. I'm going to try my breakaway bar when I get back to it tomorrow. Any other suggestions or is there something I'm missing?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
CAR-MAN145
  • EXPERT
These are reverse threads did you see the video?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
MELJOYOVER
  • MEMBER
The mother of invention is necessity! I used a plumbers wrench that had about a 1/2" band and put it around the pulley below the alternator pulley. I positioned it in a manner that it was tight just to the right of center on the bottom. With it snugged up the handle was pushed into the pulley to the right of the water pump pulley (I think that's what it's called.). This held the water pump pulley stationary so that I could remove the fan clutch nut. After replacing the alternator and serpentine belt I duplicated the plumber's wrench to snug the fan clutch back into place. A little bit of creative thinking, but it worked awesome! I've got everything back together and my Aviator runs like a champ! Not to mention all that I learned!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 AT 5:45 PM
Tiny
UNTAMED69
  • MEMBER
The wight way is to remove unbolt alternator with metal coolant tubes in the way spray wd40 on tubes into the intake let soak then pry them up just O ring that holds them at this pint they will come out up. This way only takes 1 hour to do job dont mess with the fan thats hard way put little bit permatex good as new
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+4
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
UNTAMED69
  • MEMBER
Drain one gallon out of radiator then when finished top off
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+2
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 AT 8:31 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides