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I need to change the altenator , it is tucked down belowe the motor near the firewall , how do you get to it

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I think the Chiltons book has the best info for changing the alternator. but they don not tell you how to roll the unit out. I have found that you need to roll it to the back of the car before you try to get it out, then flip it while it is back then you can roll it forward, and out. You have to like the puzzles made fron wire that you have to twist anound to get apart !!

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Have you tried from underneath?

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If this car has the 2.5 24 dohc motor..Good Luck...Im not trying to be mean but there is a major task to remove this altenator from the car. The engineers at Ford thought of everything..except where do they put the altenator. Oh well we'll put it underneath the car, we wont have to fix it..ha ha.. Before you try to remove the Alt. Check the MAXI FUSE which is inline on the altenator wire to the battery. This fuse is located under the coil pak. Remove the 4 screws and lift the coil pack off. Look down the firewall about 8 " below the coils and there is a black box with red wires coming from opposite ends. One is from altenator, other is from battery. Inside the box is the fuse. Check continuity of the wires on each end the box. If there is continuity the fuse is ok and altenator is shot, if no continuity , the fuse is no good and you may not have to remove the altenator. ( but fuse blew for reason). If you need more info post again.

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