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Change alternator in 1996 Crown victoria - 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

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    kaylyn_techw Jul 01, 2012

    I located a video on that explained how to remove & replace my alternator on a 96 Crown Victoria. Job done.
    1. I don't think I need to remove the door panel.
    2. Car didn't overheat; the battery light came on & Auto Zone confirmed that I needed to change the alternator.
    3. Wiring diagram? No, I just needed to change the alternator.

    thanks though, for posting my phrase. Perhaps I should have added: How do I remove the serpentine belt?



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Not sure if there is a question here or not.
People tend to not notice the "suggested" answers at the bottom of the screen are put there by the website, and some are months old.

Posted on Jul 02, 2012


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SOURCE: the crown victoria keeps running hot and need to

Before you get into this involved job I have a few suggestions. First is the pump leaking causing the system to lose coolant. Grab the fan and try to move it from side to side to see if there is play. Next when was the last time the thermostat was changed out. The thermostat can be stuck in a way as to restrict water flow. Another cause of over heating is a clogged radiator. Older cars can have a slug build up in the radiator core causing a significant cooling lose.
Water pumps on a Crown Vic is located on the front of the engine behind the fan. You should really get a service manual as there are a lot of steps in this job that must be done correctly to avoid future problems.
You start by draining the entire cooling system by opening up the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator. This antifreeze must be disposed of properly by taking it to a repair shop for pick up. Next remove the fan guard followed by disconnecting all the belts. Some people remove the radiator to gain working room. before removing the radiator disconnect the lower hose and the upper hose to the engine. The transmission oil cooling lines are next. Now remove all the bolts holding the radiator in place. As you can see this is not a job for a novas. If you are not mechanically inclined this could be a nightmare of a job.

Posted on May 08, 2009



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SOURCE: how do i change the water pump on my 1995 crown victoria and do i need to change the by hose with it?

This set of instructions from Ford should be of help

I would change the bypass hose as it is so much easier to do it while you already have it apart.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 crown victoria serpentine belt installation

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