1999 Ford Taurus Alternator replacement

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I just had this vehicle given to me and it has sat for awhile, and the alternator is seized. It looks like it is in a dificult spot to replace. How much trouble is it to remove and the best way for the home mechanic.
Thanks, for any suggestions.

Doug
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 12:05 PM

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GENERATOR
Removal & Installation (3.0L 2-Valve)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect wiring from generator. Loosen generator pivot bolt and remove mounting brace bolt. Remove accessory drive belt. Remove nut and 2 small bolts, and remove generator brace. Remove generator pivot bolt and remove generator from vehicle. To install reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specification.
Removal & Installation (3.0L 4-Valve)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove nut and position engine control sensor and hose bracket to one side. Remove inboard upper generator bolt. Loosen outboard upper generator bolt. Remove accessory drive belt. Disconnect wiring from generator. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel and splash shield. Remove outboard upper generator bolt. Remove lower generator bolt and remove generator. To install reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specification.
Removal & Installation (3.4L)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove right side cowl vent screen. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel. Using suitable tie rod end separator tool, separate right outer tie rod end from steering knuckle. Remove accessory drive belt. Disconnect wiring from generator. Remove nut and position engine control sensor wiring harness to one side. Remove 3 generator mounting bolts and remove generator from vehicle. To install reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specification
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM

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