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To change the alternator you do not have to romove or loosten the engin mounts. It is a tedious job but it can be done by loostening and removeing the bolts that hold the alternator on. There is also an adjuster on the alt. to tighten the belt up when it is replaced. You should have this done by a technician so you have a warranty with the job. I hope this helps. don,t forget to rate my answer

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Why is my 2006 ford focus overheating after changing the thermostat?

New thermostat could be bad. But it sounds like the cooling fan is not coming on. The thermo sensor that activates the fan might be bad when the engine over heated. It is usually in the cylinder head or the thermostat housing or the engine block. Pretty sure it is in the cylinder head but it is controled by the ECM. Hope this answers your question. Make sure you do not have a air blockage after changing your thermostat.

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The different engine applications that the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable are equipped with utilize different types of alternators. The following is a list of vehicle applications. For 1986-90 vehicles:

The 3.0L and the 3.8L engines utilize a side terminal alternator.

The 2.5L and the 3.8L (with Police Package only) engines utilize an alternator with an integral rear mount regulator and an internal fan.

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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt, then remove the adjusting bolt.
3. Remove the alternator drive belt from the drive pulley.
4. Tag and disengage the wiring terminals from the back of the alternator. The stator and the field wiring are the push-on type of retainer. After depressing the lock tab, the connector should be pulled straight off of the terminal to prevent damage.
5. Remove the alternator pivot bolt, then remove the alternator from the engine.
6. Position the alternator on the engine.
7. Install the alternator pivot bolt and the adjusting bolt, but do NOT tighten the bolts until the drive belt it tensioned.
8. Engage the wiring terminals to the alternator, as tagged during removal.
9. Install the drive belt over the alternator drive pulley, then adjust the belt tension using Belt Tension Gauge 021-00019, or equivalent.

When adjusting belt tension, apply pressure on the front housing only.

10. Tighten the adjusting bolt to 30-45 ft. lbs. (41-61 Nm), then tighten the pivot bolt to 50-70 ft. lbs. (68-94 Nm).
11. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope helps.

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Can't remove the alternator! How do you remove the alternator on a Ford Focus 2001 without unbolt the engine mount?

The other option, but be warned could cause damage to the motor mounts, is to use a cherry picker to lift the engine up enough to clear the alternator from the engine bay.

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Dash temp guage goes to red on 2000 ford focus dohc zetech

Because you have done so many repairs already I would most likely say that the gauge is defective. I would use a manual temp probe and probe the coolant temp after the car has reached operating temp. Coolant will be between 180- 230 degrees. If coolant temp checks out and you can see coolant moving in radiator and the vehicle does not overheat then you will need either a gauge or a coolant sensor. To locate the sensor it should either be mounted in the thermostat goose neck housing or the intake manifold.

Jul 31, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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My ignition will not turn on my ford focus and i have tried moving the steering wheel back and forth but ignition still won't turn.

  1. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator. If necessary, mark the wires with tape or other means to ensure they are connected properly upon installation.
  2. If equipped, remove the cooling ducts and shroud as necessary.
  3. Loosen the belt tension, and remove the drive belt from the alternator. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): General Information and Maintenance, Belts.
  4. If necessary, remove the belt tensioner.
  5. If equipped, remove the alternator adjustment bolt.
  6. Remove the mounting/pivot bolt(s).
  7. Carefully lift the alternator from the bracket.
  8. To install:
  9. Hold the alternator in position on the mounting bracket, and install the mounting/pivot bolt(s).
  10. If equipped, install (but Do NOT tighten) the alternator adjustment bolt.
  11. Place the alternator drive belt on the pulley.
  12. Adjust belt tension and tighten the mounting and adjustment bolts as necessary. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): General Information and Maintenance, Belts
  13. Connect the wiring to the alternator. If tape was used to identify the wires, make sure it is removed once the wires are connected.

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How do i proceed to remove 2006 ford focus alternator? Where should I start?

Instead of removing the engine mount, just slide the fan housing (holds the two electric fans) out of the way. You only have to thumb the two top clips open (no tools required), then lift the housing from its lower supports and slide it several inches away from the alternator (really easy to do). This allows plenty of clearance to remove the alternator and replace it.
The hardest part is once the alternator has been disconnected from all its mechanical and electrical connections. It won't come out unless the passenger side engine mount is unbolted ( 3 bolts, 19 mm I think ) and the engine is pried forwards. Once this was done, it would be pretty easy. Don't forget to remove the negative battery terminal before starting.

Jun 15, 2009 | 2006 Ford Focus

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See Figures 1 and 2

0900c1528004b8db.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Rear terminal alternator

0900c1528004b8dc.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Side terminal alternator
  1. Open the hood and disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the adjusting arm bolt.
  3. Remove the alternator through-bolt. Remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley and lower the alternator.

Some engines are equipped with a ribbed, K-section belt and automatic tensioner. A special tool must be made to remove the tension from the tensioner arm. Loosen the idler pulley pivot and adjuster bolts before using the tool. See the accompanying illustration for tool details.
  1. Label all of the leads to the alternator so that you can install them correctly and disconnect the leads from the alternator.
  2. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
  3. To install, reverse the above procedure. Torque the pivot bolt to 58 ft. lbs.; the adjusting bolt to 25 ft. lbs.; the wire terminal nuts to 60-90 inch lbs.


The fan belt drives the alternator and water pump. If the belt is too loose, it will slip and the alternator will not be able to produce it rated current. Also, the water pump will not operate efficiently and the engine could overheat.
Check the tension of the belt by pushing your thumb down on the longest span of the belt, midway between the pulleys. Belt deflection should be approximately 1 / 2 inch; (13mm).To adjust the belt tension, proceed as follows:
  1. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and the adjusting arm bolts.
  2. Apply pressure on the alternator front housing only, moving the alternator away from the engine to tighten the belt. Do not apply pressure to the rear of the cast aluminum housing of an alternator; damage to the housing could result.
  3. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt and the adjusting arm bolts when the correct tension is reached.

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Noise from ford focus fan belt tensioner

You could just tighten up the fan belt. Loosen off 3 Bolts on the alternator just enough to be able to move it, then retighten. Stuff the idea of buying a replacement, for something that will last the lifetime of the car.

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Ford focus 2000 alternator and belt removal and fit

Just took one out last night. It also was stuck. Had to use small pry bar to get off the front mount. Sprayed the mount with PB blast to help. You do have to use some force, becareful not to break any electrical connections. Once the front mount was free, I had to pry up on it using a small hatchet. Only thing that would fit and actually be able to pry. The alternator became twisted from prying only on one side, so I used a block of wood and tapped it back straight. It finally released from the mounts and came loose. Then the fun begins in trying to actually get it out. Had to disconnect everything around it, took two people and alot of twisting and turning. Not looking forward to getting it back in. Removal took over 2 hours.

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