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Re: 1999 ford windstar altenator
There is a tensioner on the belt... it's a pulley near the back by the firewall that doesn't appear to drive anything. you will note a square hole in the side of it... that fits a 3/8 in ratchet.... use a long pry bar with that socket type ... on mine you have to pull it down i believe to remove tension... try it to make sure which direction it has to move.
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most of these tensioners have a square cut out in the center, believe or not a 1/2 inch drive ratchet fits it perfect, u may have to put a short extension on it to reach, set the ratchet to either tighten or loosen and it will go either up or down, most of them you pull upwards, which means the ratchet would be set to loosen,sure this will get you headed in the right direction
Have you taken the belt off yet. The belt is tensioned with a pulley which is spring loaded. Look for a small pulley wheel about 2 inches in diameter. Put a spanner on the nut and move it to loosen the belt.The alternator is a fixed one which has no adjusting arm. Just bolts to secure it. Good Luck
Hey It is vary simple, first you must loosen the belt. There should be a diagram in you manual or something that originally came with the car if not look it up on google. there is a certain pulley that will loosen the belt when cranked upon. do this and it will make things much easier than i think there are 3 bolts holding it in. And I'm pretty sure when i did it i could get all of them from underneath the car. after you take these three bolts out there are some apparent wres that need a little disconnecting and WALLA its out. than when you put a new one back on dont forget to re tighten the belt with the same pully.
Unplug the alternator remove ground to motor.
Remove serpentine belt.
remove 2 bolts which hold alternator.
replace reverse of removal.
4 out of 10 difficulty.
Only special tool you will need is a wrench long enough to pull back the tensioner.
See the radiator support for location of tensioner and serpentine routing.
While its off, i would suggest replacing the belt too.