Question about Ford Focus
Sometimes you might have to knock the spacer plug into the bracket housing. When you tighten the bottom bolt, it forces the spacer plug to take up slack so the alternater is tight.
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Simply follow the steps
Disconnect the battery's negative cable and set it aside where it can't accidentally snap back onto the terminal.
Remove the car's accessory drive belt. Disconnect the belt shield by removing its two 10-mm bolts, push up on the tensioner by hand, pull the belt off the air conditioner or water pump pulley and remove the rest of the belt. Take note of how the belt loops around each pulley.
Open the cover containing the alternator's electrical connectors and disconnect them. Remove the bolt on the coolant expansion tank then detach the tank from its clip and secure it away. Detach the power steering reservoir, engine wiring loom bracket, ground cable and evaporative emission canister purge valve.
Unscrew and remove the alternator's first bolt on its right side. Unscrew the second bolt on the left and disengage it fully from the bracket; it cannot be removed from the alternator. Remove the alternator from the engine.
Install the new alternator, placing the built-in bolt within the bracket and tightening it first. Insert and tighten the second bolt.
Replace all other objects set aside in the reverse order they were detached. (evaporative emission canister purge valve, ground cable, engine wiring loom bracket, power steering reservoir and coolant expansion tank). Plug in the electrical connectors and replace the cover over them.
Replace the accessory drive belt. Loop it over all the pulleys except the one on the air conditioner. Retract the tensioner upwards as you did before to fit the belt on the A/C pulley.
Reconnect the battery cable.
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