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2000 Ford contour se Alternator replacement question

Hi my name is Chris, and I was wondering how tough or hard it is to replace an alternator on my boss' 2000 ford contour se???? I understand that it is located on the passenger side of the car on the bottom of the motor . Somebody mentioned that I might have to remove part of the exaust and or manifold to get at it. Is this true??? I have replaced many alts. that are on the tops of motors but, never on the bottom. Usually those ones were a piece of cake to replace. I took a look at it and it looks like removing the plastic wheel well might give me access but not sure. Somebody please help. THANKS

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Whats a ford contour?? if its like a mondao then its relativly easy,disconnect battery first and make sure you have the radio code

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