1999 Ford Taurus



January, 11, 2010 AT 11:43 AM

Electrical problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

3.0 24 valve DOC v-6. I need to know the removal procedure for this alternator, and where it needs to to come out in this car.


4 Answers



January, 11, 2010 AT 11:53 AM


Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Remove the accessory drive belt from the generator pulley.
Remove the power steering line bracket and heater hose support bracket from the generator.
Remove the upper generator bolts.
Partially raise the vehicle on a hoist.
Remove the right front wheel.
Remove the lower fender splash shield retainers and position the shield out of the way.
Remove the generator splash shield.
Raise the vehicle.
Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the battery positive cable from the generator.
Position an adjustable stand to the subframe.
Remove the right subframe bolts.
Remove the lower generator bolt.
Lower the subframe to provide clearance.
Remove the generator.

NOTE: Do not tighten the lower bolt Install the generator and the lower bolt.
Raise the subframe and install the subframe bolts. Tighten the bolts to 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) .
Remove the adjustable stand.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the upper generator bolts and tighten them to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft) .
Install the power steering line bracket and the heater hose support bracket. Tighten the nut to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) .
Install the accessory drive belt.
Partially raise the vehicle.
Tighten the lower generator bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft) .
Connect the generator electrical connector.
Install the battery positive B + cable and nut. Tighten the cable nut to 10 Nm (89 lb-in) .
Install the generator splash shield.
Install the fender splash shield and the retainers.
Install the right front wheel.
Lower the vehicle.
Connect the negative battery cable.



January, 11, 2010 AT 6:22 PM

Support and lower subframe remove alternator bolts
lower subframe enough get the alternator out
or try and remove crank shaft pulley that also should give enough for the alternator to get out


2CarPros Mike

January, 19, 2010 AT 2:16 PM

We are glad to help and appreciate your email feedback: " This was no job for the driveway in 6" of snow. My son had to get back to college and money was tight to say the least, especially after paying $200.00 for a new alternator. But, I followed your directions and 4 hours later, I had the new alternator installed and battery charging.

I can't thank you enough for your quick response and exact directions.

Thanks again guys,

Mike D



December, 16, 2013 AT 4:25 PM

How do you remove the crank shaft pulley?

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