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1999 Ford Contour - How do you get the alternator out!!!

My husband is beating his head against a wall, the alternator is bad on our 1999 Ford contour and he can get to it to replace it. we do not have a lift liek they have in garages and he has taken the tire off but you can't get the wrench aroung the screws because they come in from the other side and theri is no space.

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  • mrip May 24, 2008

    the battery light is staying on and sometimes it bucks. is it the alternator?



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2.5L Engines

  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. Refer to the Suspension & Steering Section.
  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, as outlined in the Drive Train Section
  10. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the passenger side fenderwell.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007


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