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no -- the bolts holding the fender on are along the inside under the bonnet in the gutter , up under the fender at the rear and around the front panel
you will have to remove the plastic inner guard to get to some bolts
the problem is the front abs sensors,the front rotors need to be removed first,then the sensors need to come out of the front hubs,the sensors are held in by an allen head bolt,there is a 50% chance the sensors will break upon removal,after you get the sensors out,you need to clean the rust on the mounting surface where they sit on the bearing,after that just reinstallthe sensors andtake it for a ride
1Determine which alternator your FordTaurus will need. You'll want to be sure the new alternator is compatible with your Taurus's engine. Models made from 1986 to 1991 have a 2.5 L HSC, 3.0 L Vulcan or 3.8 L engine. The 2.5 L engine was dropped for 1992 to 1995 models, and post-1995 models will have a 3.0 L engine.
2Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench. Release the tension on the accessory drive belt so that you can remove the drive belt from the pulley.
3Take off the mounting bolt on the right side of the alternator with a socket wrench and remove the bracket for the power steering hose. Remove the mounting bolts on top of the alternator, the front passenger wheel and tire assembly and the front fender splash shield. Remove the alternator splash shield with a socket wrench and take off the inspection cover for the torque converter.
4Mount a tool to hold the flywheel so you can remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and crankshaft pulley. Lower the alternator so you can unplug its electrical connections. Disconnect the crankshaft position sensor and Oxygen sensor connector. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt and B+ connector nut to remove the alternator.
5Install the new alternator assembly by reversing the above procedure. Use a torque wrench to tighten the B+ connector nut to 71 in. lbs. and the lower alternator bolt to 18 foot pounds. Torque the crankshaft pulley bolt to 74. foot pounds, the upper alternator bolts to 18 foot pounds and the nut for the power steering hose bracket to 13 foot pounds.
The front wheel bearing for your Buick is an integrated wheel hub/bearing/ABS.
Yes, the whole thing gets replaced. It should look like the one off my Bonneville; Bearing.
Remove wheel/tire. Remove brakes. Remove rotor. Remove axle nut. Press-out axle shaft. Unplug ABS connector. Remove 3 bearing bolts.
Don't forget to put the heat sheild back on during reassembly, and the axle nut need to be very tight.
Removal:Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove caliper assembly. DO NOT allow caliper to hang from brake hose. Always support caliper by wiring it to frame. Remove rotor. Loosen and remove ABS speed sensor mounting screw. Carefully remove sensor head from steering knuckle. If sensor head is seized due to corrosion, use hammer and brass punch to tap sensor. Tap edge of sensor ear, rocking sensor from side to side until it is free. DO NOT use pliers on sensor head. Remove axle shaft nut. Remove 3 bolts securing hub assembly to steering knuckle. Pull hub straight back from knuckle. If hub is corroded, pry between hub flange and knuckle
Fully remove knuckle pinch bolt. Insert pry bar between lower control arm and steering knuckle. Push down on pry bar to separate ball joint stud from steering knuckle. Ensure ball joint dust boot is not damaged during removal. Loosen and remove strut-to-knuckle nuts. Bolts are serrated where installed into knuckle. DO NOT turn bolts in steering knuckle. Use soft-face hammer to drive bolts out of knuckle. Remove knuckle from vehicle.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten all nuts and bolts to specification. DO NOT fully tighten axle nut until vehicle is on ground. Ensure hub mounting surfaces are clean and free of foreign material. Coat speed sensor with high temperature grease before installing onto knuckle.
It's a little different if you have a 3.0L (2v) or a 3.0L (4v) engine. I will give you directions for a 2v first. 1. disconnect neg side of battery2. remove accessory drive belt.3.remove the fasteners and move the degas bottle aside.4. disconnect the wiring from the alternator .5.remove the brace and and alternator mounting bolt. 6.remove the alternator from the engine. -------------------4v engine- 1.disconnect neg side of battery 2.remove accessory drive belt.3.remove power steering hose bracket nut from the alternator mounting bolt.4. remove the upper alternator mounting bolts Note: the left side bolt will come out with the alternator5. raise the vehicle and safely support it with jack stands. 6. remove the right front wheel 7.remove the right inner fender splash shield. 8. remove the screws and alternator splash shield.9remove the torque converter inspection cover.10.install the flywheel holding tool. 11.remove the bolt and crankshaft pulley. Note the bolt has reverse threads for the crankshaft pulley and the pulley and bolt are one piece molded together. 12. lower the alternator to gain access to the electrical connections 13. disconnect the crankshaft sensor14.release the oxygen sensor connector locator from the bracket 15. remove the lower alternator bolt16.disconnect the regulator electrical connector 17.disconnect remaining wiring from the alternator and remove the alternator.
Pull the trunk carpet back behind the lamp assembly. Remove the 3 nuts from the bolts and pull the lamp assembly away from the body. Then disconnect the connector to the bulb then twist the socket cc to remove the socket then pull the bulb out of socket.