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Ford focus 2000 alternator and belt removal and fit

How to fit and remove alternator and belt on a ford focus x reg

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  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    repalacing an alternator.

  • tayloj9 Aug 21, 2008

    I have taken the two bolts out of and I can't seem to get the alternator to come off out.

  • Rocky45702 Feb 07, 2009

    My altenator is like super wedged/corroded in there ive tried prying it out but i cant seem to find something to get some leverage on any tips??

  • sugarraye Mar 11, 2009

    how many bolts hold the altenator in place on the engine!

  • spartanleadr Apr 03, 2009

    was dropping off kids one day on the way to work, car died wont start now had to roll it down the hill to home, need some help to remove the alternator, going to sell it as is if i can replace the alternator.

  • Rocky45702 Apr 20, 2009

    ok solution #2 you're saying there's a third bolt underneath holding the altenator in?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I need to replace alternator, will any other models work?



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2000 Ford Focus Alternator removal - 1/2 racthet extension only to loosen the tension pulley - 2 bolts up top - easy - then get your 19/32 socket and lay underneath to remove the nut thats on the stud at the bottom. (Time consuming) Now the hard part - geeting it out of the vehicle - Method A Loosen the passenger side motor mount and jack up and or back ( I havn't tried this) or Method B Unclip the radiator fan housing - release the two thumb clips and slide it up and out of the bottom brackets - and slide it to the right 3 inches.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008


Just took one out last night. It also was stuck. Had to use small pry bar to get off the front mount. Sprayed the mount with PB blast to help. You do have to use some force, becareful not to break any electrical connections. Once the front mount was free, I had to pry up on it using a small hatchet. Only thing that would fit and actually be able to pry. The alternator became twisted from prying only on one side, so I used a block of wood and tapped it back straight. It finally released from the mounts and came loose. Then the fun begins in trying to actually get it out. Had to disconnect everything around it, took two people and alot of twisting and turning. Not looking forward to getting it back in. Removal took over 2 hours.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008


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