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Trying to replace the alternator on a 2000 ford focus

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    Disconnect battery at negative terminal.

    Remove all electrical connections by unscrewing or unfastening electrical wires.

    Remove all bolts that hold the starter on after loosening the belt.

    Get the replacement starter and installation is a reverse of the removal.,

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    SOURCE: is it hard to change an alternator on a ford focus

    Hello, This job is alot harder on your car than most that's for sure. It really depends on your mechanical ability and time vs the amount your willing to pay someone else. This job is easy if your not afraid to loosen the passenger motor mount and slid the engine forward about an inch with a pry bar. (Which sounds alot harder than it is) But the Hanes manual lists alot of things to do to get around the motor mount.

    Per Haynes Manual.
    Place Coolant Expansion Tank to one side.
    Lift out Power Steering Reservoir and put to one side.
    Remove DriveBelt.
    Unscrew Wiring Loom bolt and move wiring to one side.
    Remove Ground Cable from Strut Tower.
    Bent the ground bracket down as much as possible.
    Move Canister Purge Valve to one side.
    Remove Plastic Cover from Alternator.
    Unscrew and the alternator mounting bolt nearest the engine first.
    Unscrew the other retaining bolt until it has fully disengaged from the bracket (not possible to remove bolt from alternator at this stage).
    Lift the alternator out, Pulley side facing upwards.
    Take care not to damage or you might screw your surrounding components!

    I would say if you dont work on cars or have mechanical ability you should prob take it to a profesional. I hope my answer helped more than it scared a great weekend and please rate my answer if you felt it was helpful

    Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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    SOURCE: 2002 Ford Focus alternator replacement

    I just did this for a friend this morning. Sounds scary bot it is easy.
    1) remove P.S. fluid filler and pin it aside
    2) remove radiator overflow canister and pin it aside
    3) unplug wiring harnesses right over the alternator (back right of the engine compartment)
    4) The scary part - remove the 3 engine mount bolts on that sode of the car
    5) from the transmission jack up the engine just enough to tilt it forward slightly
    6) it takes 2, tilt the engine forward and lift out the alt - you should have removed the belt at this time.,
    7) take the sole (red) wire off of the alt.
    8) finish in reverse order

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    SOURCE: Need to replace the thermostat on a 2000 Focus

    Follow the upper radiator hose from radiator to the engine where it connects to the engine thermostat will sit under that housing held on by two small bolt's.Hope this was very helpful,good luck.

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