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Remove and replace alternator for 1998 ford contour

Alternator replacement procedure

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SOURCE: 1997 Ford Contour Alternator

YOU CAN TRY TO REMOVE THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL AFTER REMOVING THE TIRE .

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Draining Battery on 1996 Ford Contour

you will need to do a test with a battery light disconnect the negative wire on the battery and connect one end of the test light to the battery and the other to the terminal with everything switched off if the test light is lit you have a draw if it is not lit then it is something else sometimes door switches and glove box switches wear out and need added lift to properly shut the open circuit down

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: procedure of replacing coil pack on 1998 Ford

see if you have power to the coil pack.if your have power tothe coil and no power coming out . the coil is bad. check your fues

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: need to remove and replace alternator in 1998 ford

Make sure that the MAXIFUSE is ok by taking the 4 bolts off the coil pack at the rear of the engine by the firewall. Under the coil pack is the maxifuse with red coverings on either end and a black plasctic center.

A bad maxifuse will have the same symptoms as a bad alternator...but cheaper to fix! Just ohm it with a volt meter. To remove an alternator from a 1998 Ford Contour 4 cylinder, you have to remove the pass. side tire and splash-shield.

Remove the neg. cable from the battery and lay it so accidental contact can not happen. Remove the belt with a 3/8ths drive ratchet (no socket). This entire REMOVAL process will take around 3-4.5 hours.


At this point take heart, you will have to reach behind the alternator and remove the lower retaining mount bolt with a 13mm socket. You can help it at first by twisting the end of the bolt with your thumb and index finger...just twist as you turning the ratchet. It would prove advantegeous to have a 3/8ths ratchet with swivel head here.


Although, you will only be able to turn the ratchet one "click" at a time. Once you get that bolt going, it wont be long before you can twist it out by the head with the very tips of your fingers. Yes, there is absolutely no room for reaching your entire hand back there.


After nearly an hour working the first bolt out, you will have to start the upper second bolt. This is where it gets really time consuming. But, do not give up. You are doing it for free while shops DO WANT 500.00 for the job! Now,use 1/4" drive ratchet and a 13mm socket to crack it free by reaching from the firewall (insulation is scrtchy on the hand) and attaching the ratchet/socket to the bolt head and inserting a bar from the bottom to push the end of the ratchet up. That cracked it free. Then, swith sockets to a 1/2" socket....this size will keep the socket on the head a little more snuggly while you use your finger tips to ratchet. EVENTUALLY, the bolt will surcome to your powers.

Just when you think your done.... On the back of the alternator, Ford Engineers thought it would be hilarious to attach a 90 degree bracket with a 10mm bolt that fixes to the alternator casing and frame. Just remove the 10mm bolt that goes into the alternator from the bottom of the car. Now the easy part. There is a sway bar drop link there in the way. You will need a 17mm open-end wrench and socket.


Affix the wrench to the back side of the TOP of the link and lossen the bolt. After the link is outta the way, you can grab a crow bar or large flat head screwdriver and pry the alternator out of its bracket. Once its down, you can turn it almost all the way around and take off the electrical connections.


Here you will find 3 wire connections: One is the main return covered by a red boot...lift the boot and there you will find a 10mm nut to loosen. Next there will be a funky connector that resembles a fuel injector connection...push the wire retainer in while pulling the connector body out.

Finally, you will have a single wire connector on the side of the alternator body that you will unclip and remove. Now that the alternator is free to come out, you will have many variations of ways in which to extract it from that small space. Its just a matter of trial and error. you will find it relaxing to remove it from the left hand side of the strut instead of forward the strut. Dont worry it'll come out. As far as putting it back in..... Just reverse the removal.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: alternator removal 1998 ford taurus dohc

3.0L (4V)
Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belt from the generator pulley.
  1. Remove the power steering line bracket and heater hose support bracket from the generator.
  1. Remove the upper generator bolts.
  1. Partially raise the vehicle on a hoist.
  1. Remove the right front wheel.
  1. Remove the lower fender splash shield retainers and position the shield out of the way.
  1. Remove the generator splash shield.
  1. Raise the vehicle.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the battery positive cable from the generator.
  1. Position an adjustable stand to the subframe.
  1. Remove the right subframe bolts.
  1. Remove the lower generator bolt.
  1. Lower the subframe to provide clearance.
  1. Remove the generator.
Installation
  1. NOTE: Do not tighten the lower bolt.

    Install the generator and the lower bolt.
  1. Raise the subframe and install the subframe bolts. Tighten the bolts to 90 Nm (66 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the adjustable stand.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Install the upper generator bolts and tighten them to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Install the power steering line bracket and the heater hose support bracket. Tighten the nut to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft).
  1. Install the accessory drive belt. Refer to Partially raise the vehicle.
  1. Tighten the lower generator bolt to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the generator electrical connector.
  1. Install the battery positive B+ cable and nut. Tighten the cable nut to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).
  1. Install the generator splash shield.
  1. Install the fender splash shield and the retainers.
  1. Install the right front wheel.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Connect the negative battery cable.

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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove air intake resonators.
3. Remove the air cleaner-to-throttle body tube and the mass airflow sensor.
4. Unplug the connectors and remove the cables from the alternator.
5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
2. use a box-end wrench to turn the tensioner pulley clockwise to release tension on the belt. Remove the drive belt from around the alternator. (It is not necessary to remove the drive belt from the engine.)
3. Raise and support the vehicle.
4. Remove the wheel.
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6. Disconnect the outer tie rod from the knuckle assembly, then remove the hub nut from the hub.Tap on the outer spline of the half shaft to make sure it is separated from the hub. Use a hammer and a block of wood to avoid damaging the spline by directly hammering it.
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11. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the vehicle.
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1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and isolate it so that it does not come into contact with the battery.

2. Remove the air intake resonator using a hand wrench or ratchet and socket.

3. Remove the air cleaner tube and the mass airflow sensor.

4. Reach down to the alternator and disconnect the plugs and connectors from the alternator.

5. Jack the front of the car. Put jack stands in to support it. Remove the wheel.

6. Remove the wheel well splash shield assembly to gain access to the alternator using a screwdriver to remove the retaining clips.

7. Using a square drive in the tensioner pulley arm to remove tension from the serpentine belt. Remove the belt from the alternator pulley only; you do not need to remove the entire belt.

8. Remove the alternator mounting bracket and lower bolts.
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