Question about 1999 Ford Taurus
Okay, on your engine, the alternator is mounted below the rear cylinder bank of the engine, at the rear of the engine compartment. It'll be easier to access it from the driver's side front fenderwell (take off the right front tire then the plastic lining) or under the car. You might want to go ahead and remove both the liner and work from underneath as you'll need to remove your crankshaft pulley.
1: Disconnect the negative batery cable.
2: Disconnect the electrical connections from the alternator. The output wire is secured by a nut on the output terminal.
3: Revove the serpentine/drive belt.
4: Remove two bolts and one stud bolt that secure the alternator to it's bracket. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
Installation is reverse of removal.
After installing the alternator, reinstall the drivebelt and reconnect the negative battery cable.
To remove the crank-shaft pulley
1: As you'll aready have the wheel, liner, negative battery cable, and serpentine/drivebelt removed, as well as the car on jackstands, I'll omit those steps.
2: Remove the driveplate access cover and hold the ring gear teeth with a large scredriver or pry bar to prevent the crankshaft from turning.
3: Remove the nuts that secure the pullley bracket to the engine front cover. Remove the pulley and bracket.
4: The crankshaft pulley screws into the harmonic balancer with a left hand thread (reverse threaded so rightly loosey lefty tighty). Trun the crankshaft pulley clockwise to loosen and remove it.
5: Hopefully this is where you'll end with the pulley. The harmonic balancer is no fun to remove, but let me know if you need to know this too. After you have your alternator installed, put the pulley back onto the harmonic balancer before installing the serpentine/ drive belt.
Hope this info helps.
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