2001 Ford Taurus alternator

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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 58,000 MILES
How do I replace an alternator and is it difficult?
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 AT 9:53 AM

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Alternator
Removal & Installation (3.0L 2-Valve)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect wiring from generator. Remove accessory drive belt. Remove 3 bolts, and remove generator. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specification.

Removal & Installation (3.0L 4-Valve)
1.Disconnect the battery. Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and position the accessory drive belt aside. Remove the power steering hose bracket nut from the generator mounting bolt. See Fig. Remove the upper generator bolts. See Fig. The left side bolt will come out with the generator.
2.Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly. To remove the right front fender splash shield, remove the 4 pin-type retainers (1), remove the 3 fender screws (2) and remove the lower screw (3). See Fig. Remove the screws and the generator splash shield. See Fig.
3.Remove the torque converter inspection cover. See Fig. Install the Flywheel Holding Tool (303-544). See Fig. The crankshaft pulley bolt has a reverse thread. The crankshaft pulley and bolt are a molded composite and are one piece. Remove the bolt and the crankshaft pulley. See Fig. . To lower the generator to allow access to the electrical connectors, disconnect the crankshaft sensor, release the oxygen sensor connector locator from the bracket and remove the lower generator bolt. See Fig.
4.Disconnect the regulator electrical connector. Remove the B+ connector nut. Disconnect the B+ connector and remove the generator. To install, reverse the removal procedure.


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