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How do i remove alternator on 1998 contour 2.0 engine

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Remove serpentine belt by relieving pressure on idler pulley ..and change belt also if it needs it....two bolts should hold it in place...if its located at the bottom of the engine then i"d advise raising the car safley with two stands and a floor jack...i never work with out this set up because i had a floor jack creep down on me once. thank god i had jack stands under there.

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From underneth through the pass. wheel well. It's easier if you remove the cv axle, to get the bolt in the back and to get it out. It's a tough job on a lft good luck.

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SOURCE: 1997 Ford Contour Alternator

YOU CAN TRY TO REMOVE THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL AFTER REMOVING THE TIRE .

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: need to remove and replace alternator in 1998 ford

Make sure that the MAXIFUSE is ok by taking the 4 bolts off the coil pack at the rear of the engine by the firewall. Under the coil pack is the maxifuse with red coverings on either end and a black plasctic center.

A bad maxifuse will have the same symptoms as a bad alternator...but cheaper to fix! Just ohm it with a volt meter. To remove an alternator from a 1998 Ford Contour 4 cylinder, you have to remove the pass. side tire and splash-shield.

Remove the neg. cable from the battery and lay it so accidental contact can not happen. Remove the belt with a 3/8ths drive ratchet (no socket). This entire REMOVAL process will take around 3-4.5 hours.


At this point take heart, you will have to reach behind the alternator and remove the lower retaining mount bolt with a 13mm socket. You can help it at first by twisting the end of the bolt with your thumb and index finger...just twist as you turning the ratchet. It would prove advantegeous to have a 3/8ths ratchet with swivel head here.


Although, you will only be able to turn the ratchet one "click" at a time. Once you get that bolt going, it wont be long before you can twist it out by the head with the very tips of your fingers. Yes, there is absolutely no room for reaching your entire hand back there.


After nearly an hour working the first bolt out, you will have to start the upper second bolt. This is where it gets really time consuming. But, do not give up. You are doing it for free while shops DO WANT 500.00 for the job! Now,use 1/4" drive ratchet and a 13mm socket to crack it free by reaching from the firewall (insulation is scrtchy on the hand) and attaching the ratchet/socket to the bolt head and inserting a bar from the bottom to push the end of the ratchet up. That cracked it free. Then, swith sockets to a 1/2" socket....this size will keep the socket on the head a little more snuggly while you use your finger tips to ratchet. EVENTUALLY, the bolt will surcome to your powers.

Just when you think your done.... On the back of the alternator, Ford Engineers thought it would be hilarious to attach a 90 degree bracket with a 10mm bolt that fixes to the alternator casing and frame. Just remove the 10mm bolt that goes into the alternator from the bottom of the car. Now the easy part. There is a sway bar drop link there in the way. You will need a 17mm open-end wrench and socket.


Affix the wrench to the back side of the TOP of the link and lossen the bolt. After the link is outta the way, you can grab a crow bar or large flat head screwdriver and pry the alternator out of its bracket. Once its down, you can turn it almost all the way around and take off the electrical connections.


Here you will find 3 wire connections: One is the main return covered by a red boot...lift the boot and there you will find a 10mm nut to loosen. Next there will be a funky connector that resembles a fuel injector connection...push the wire retainer in while pulling the connector body out.

Finally, you will have a single wire connector on the side of the alternator body that you will unclip and remove. Now that the alternator is free to come out, you will have many variations of ways in which to extract it from that small space. Its just a matter of trial and error. you will find it relaxing to remove it from the left hand side of the strut instead of forward the strut. Dont worry it'll come out. As far as putting it back in..... Just reverse the removal.

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SOURCE: My 1998 Ford Contour 2.0L 157k Check Engine Light P1131

These codes are dealer specific. Please call you local dealer and they will give you the exact meaning.

For now I think you may find the code needs to be verified.
Here is my advice.
Have the reading done by - Auto Zone and also Advance Auto all over again. If the codes match
Take down the vin# - call the dealer and tell them the code. Ask them what it means and - -ask if your vin# brings up and recalls or service needs as issued by the factory. Some things never go out of date.

One last this - your header here says 1995 -your note says 1998. You need to sort that out as well.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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How to replace a 1998 Ford contour alternater


The Contour alternator is somewhat harder to remove and replace than many cars. The 2.5-liter V6 engine is especially difficult, requiring removal of the right half-shaft to gain access.

WARNING!: ON BOTH ENGINES, BE CERTAIN TO REMOVE THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE! FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE AND/OR INJURY!

2.0 Liter engine (4-cylinder)

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove air intake resonators.
3. Remove the air cleaner-to-throttle body tube and the mass airflow sensor.
4. Unplug the connectors and remove the cables from the alternator.
5. Raise and support the vehicle.
6. Release the drive belt tensioner and remove the drive belt from around the alternator. (It is not necessary to remove the drive belt from the engine.)
. Remove the alternator mounting bracket bolts and remove the mounting bracket.
8. Lower the vehicle.
9. Remove the power steering pressure hose bracket retaining nut and bolt and remove the bracket with the hose from the engine lifting eye.
10. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the vehicle.
11. To install, reverse the procedure.
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2.5 Liter engine (V6 engine)

1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
2. use a box-end wrench to turn the tensioner pulley clockwise to release tension on the belt. Remove the drive belt from around the alternator. (It is not necessary to remove the drive belt from the engine.)
3. Raise and support the vehicle.
4. Remove the wheel.
5. Remove the wheel well splash shield assembly.
6. Disconnect the outer tie rod from the knuckle assembly, then remove the hub nut from the hub.Tap on the outer spline of the half shaft to make sure it is separated from the hub. Use a hammer and a block of wood to avoid damaging the spline by directly hammering it.
7. Remove the front exhaust Y-pipe from the exhaust system.
8. Unplug all the wires and connectors attached to the alternator.
9. Remove the retaining bolts from the alternator brace and then remove the brace.
10. Remove the halfshaft by pushing out on the knuckle to separate it from the hub and then prying it out of the transaxle with a large pry bar. (Be sure to set a pan beneath the transaxle to catch the fluid that will drain out.)
11. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the vehicle.
12. To install, reverse the procedure.


Good luck!

Aug 02, 2014 | 1998 Ford Contour

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My 98 Ford Contour won't start on its own. I can get a jump, but several electrical features still don't work and the power slowly seeps away. I noticed the negative cable hanging loose and can't find...


The negative cable needs to be solidly attached to a good ground point on the engine, NOT on the body. After you do this, check the alternator voltage output with the engine running. It should be around 14 volts, plus or minus 1/2 colt or so. If it is less than this, you will need to replace the alternator. This is not a trivial job with either engine, unfortunately.

Oct 28, 2010 | 1998 Ford Contour

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How to remove alternator on 98 ford contour 4cyl


This is not a trivial task. You will have to go through the right wheel well.

1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and isolate it so that it does not come into contact with the battery.

2. Remove the air intake resonator using a hand wrench or ratchet and socket.

3. Remove the air cleaner tube and the mass airflow sensor.

4. Reach down to the alternator and disconnect the plugs and connectors from the alternator.

5. Jack the front of the car. Put jack stands in to support it. Remove the wheel.

6. Remove the wheel well splash shield assembly to gain access to the alternator using a screwdriver to remove the retaining clips.

7. Using a square drive in the tensioner pulley arm to remove tension from the serpentine belt. Remove the belt from the alternator pulley only; you do not need to remove the entire belt.

8. Remove the alternator mounting bracket and lower bolts.
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9. Remove the retaining bolt and nut from the power steering hose bracket, then remove the bracket from the engine lifting eye.

10. Remove the upper alternator bolt, then remove the alternator. To replace, reverse the procedure.

Apr 22, 2010 | 1998 Ford Contour

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How can I remove an altenator from a 98 ford contour se 2.5 l motor. And what are any suggestions?


Fig. Fig. 5: Alternator mounting-2.5L engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Release the drive belt tensioner and remove the drive belt from around the alternator.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the passenger side front wheel and fender well splash guard.
  5. Disconnect the passenger side outer tie rod end from the spindle. See .
  6. Remove the exhaust system Y-pipe.
  7. Unplug the connectors and remove the cables from the alternator.
  8. Remove the alternator brace retaining bolts and the brace from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the passenger side halfshaft. See .
  10. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the passenger side fenderwell.

To install:
  1. Install the alternator on the bracket and tighten the mounting bolts to 29-40 ft. lbs. (40-55 Nm).
  2. Install the passenger side halfshaft. See .
  3. Install the alternator brace and tighten the retaining bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  4. Install the alternator connectors and the cables. Tighten the terminal nut to 80-97 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).
  5. Install the exhaust system Y-pipe.
  6. Install the passenger side outer tie rod end to the spindle.See .
  7. Install the passenger side fender well splash guard and front wheel.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Release the drive belt tensioner and install the drive belt pulley over the alternator pulley.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.

Mar 15, 2010 | 1998 Ford Contour

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I have an issue with a 98 ford contour v6. all the lights pulse when the alternator is charging above idle. alt has been replaced.checked the fuse at rear of engine.any ideas about this problem.


This is usually caused by a failing regulator within the alternator, however, it would be a good idea to also check all engine to chassis grounding straps. Thank you.

Feb 28, 2010 | 1998 Ford Contour

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How do i get alt off a 98 ford contour


you dont have to pull your engine out you can get the alternator out thru the left wheel well after you pull the splash panel

Apr 02, 2009 | 1998 Ford Contour

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What is the part number for the alternator


If your car is a 2.5l v6 duratech Then the altenator can be bought from dealer, or other supplier. Tips to change the alt can be found in the pages of this site under 1998 contour altenator. The original Motocraft altenators were built by Visteon Part #N7775 (AO7775)This is a 130 amp altenator. Have the diagnostic done in car before you change it. Also check the maxifuse which is located under the coil pack at the back of the engine. The removal is time consuming, but you will save money big time.

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1997 Ford Contour Alternator


YOU CAN TRY TO REMOVE THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL AFTER REMOVING THE TIRE .

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1998 Contour cover gasket needs replacing but i dont know how


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