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How do i change the alternator on my 1997 Lincoln Continental?

Do I need to remove the coolant hose in front of the alternator brfore I change it?

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Remove the coolent over flow tank, pull the power steering fluid resevor out of the way remove belt, remove top alternator bracket, remove 2 bolts under alternator, lift and tilt the bottom out through the opening. hope I was helpfull!

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine

Alternator replacement

1. Disconnect negative battery cable

2. Drain radiator coolant until coolant has drained from overflow bottle

3. Disconnect overflow hose at bottle

4. Remove 2 top power steering reservoir bolts and position reservoir out of the way

5. Disconnect coolant level sensor and bottom hose from coolant overflow bottle

6. Remove retaining nut and bolt

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Where is the temperature sensor under the hood?...the temp guage in my car keeps going to hot even though the radior and thremostat was changed.


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97 lincoln continental won't charge


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