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Replacing alternator on a 96 continental

Whats the easiest way to get to it?

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  • cbrown164 May 14, 2009

    thank you this was very helpful, unfortunatley I forgot to turn off the radio and now I am trying to figure out how to get it back already checked fuses ???

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Disconnect negative battery cable.first turn off radio before moving battery cable so you wont lose radio code.if you got a automatic belt tensioner rotate it counterclockwise to remove drive belt from pulley.if you dont have automatic belt tensioner.loosen the alternator pivot bolt and remove the adjustment arm bolt from alternator then remove alternator belt.

Posted on May 13, 2009

  • Noneofyour Bizniz
    Noneofyour Bizniz Jan 05, 2014

    If you think that's all to getting this alternator changed out, you've never been under the hood of a 96 Continental

  • Noneofyour Bizniz
    Noneofyour Bizniz Jan 05, 2014

    You have to drain some of the coolant from the radiator so you can remove the coolant tank from the fenderwell after separating the powersteering reservoir from the coolant tank. Tie up the p/s reservoir to get it out of the way. Remove the small upper overflow hose and clamp from the coolant reservoir, then the electrical connector from the bottom of the tank, then the larger coolant hose running to the radiator. After removing the tank, then you can remove the serpentine belt, electrical connectors, and ultimately get the alternator out of the car. But saving your friggin radio stations is much more critical. People pay for your advice? Really?

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