After discussing the repair with my Ford Dealer before I did it, it became apparent that not too many people have experienced this job before. To aid in installation, slide back the generator locking sleeves. Brought to Ford dealer replaced alternator and problem still exists after 500 dollar expense. The sizes of the fasteners to remove are three 15mm bolts on the body, and two 18mm nuts on the engine. Use a small screwdriver to release the 3 wire connector very carefully prying out on the connector lock while pulling on the connector to remove.
Remove evaporative emission canister purge valve, and position aside. I am going to go have my battery checked again and take back to car lot again and hope to have a solution. He is trying to replace the alternator. I just did this today Jan 1, 2005 here is how I did it. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
The next problem was there wasn't enough room to remove it. Engine light comes on for a few days then goes out for a day. Without warning, the dash gauges zero out and the front head lights and radio go out. The car still doesn't work properly. I drive an '04 so have Ford wiring diagrams. Consumer states unexpected vehicle movement the consumer stated if the vehicle was not in park or the brake was not applied, it would move. .
Now we are ready for phase 2 of positioning the car. I followed most of the steps per Doc Honeydew, how ever i ran into the problem stated by bruce. Disconnect the alternator electrical connectors. I placed 2 floor jacks under the subframe at the rear section where the front to rear of the car sections meet the left to right and used the corner of my jack point. Use 4 layers of the red shop towels to cover and protect the inner axle boot and another 4 layer section over the tie rod rack and pinion boot. It has three bolts: one in the top, two in the bottom, after remove them, you must have to unplug it. Question: I have a 1967 Ford Custom and a frame from a 1967 Galaxie convertible.
If that's the case the wire is good and its something else. As a very novice mechanic, it still turns out it isn't much fun. They want to charge me over 500 dollars to replace it. I bought the car back in 2010 and informed the car lot of flickering lights well now its gone as far as my whole dash lights flicker and when they come back they do not come back correctly all the time. New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in Ontario.
Use the 10mm socket to take it off. I had a bad incident that I ended up with, 3 bad alternators in one day, 3 different stores. Now disconnect the wire harness from the alternator. So, we can't mess with the hardware like years ago. Then you have to remove the radiator reservoir and the power steering fluid reservoir.
When inspecting your old belt look for signs of cracking, oil soaked, hard glazed, splitting or fraying. When you choose the alternator selection on the site, you will be prompted to give details of your vehicle, and you'll be shown a selection of the most appropriate alternators. If the alternator glitch has been caused by drivebelt failure, you should be able to get away with tightening or replacing the belt, but if the alternator is faulty it should be replaced without delay. Great addition to this thread! Remove the bolt from power steering reservoir bracket to release ground cable --- Carefully bend the ground bracket down aid in removal of alternator. After all that it barely came out. I have a 2004 Ford Explorer. I put it in and my car started acting funny at start up.
Choosing the best replacement for your vehicle is a matter of shopping around, and if you choose to shop online, you'll be able to browse a complete selection of replacement alternators from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. Remove the fuel pressure sensor. Connect the ground wire to the alternator. Unscrew secur … ing bolt from wiring loom bracket and move to one side disconnect multi-plug. It went from a periodic batt light to abs and skid light to having to gauges to no power locks and windows to limp mode with no radio. My batt light came on this morning.
Jack up car and disconnect the negative black battery cable. Maybe they don't know how ot reach you like I did. This looks to be a pain; am I right? I have actually done one and it is far more detailed than one would think for the escape the cv and driveaxle must be pulled to change alternator that is a very cheap price for the work required. I will have to research this more. Connect the positive battery cable and install the nut and washer.
Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and install the drive belt on the alternator pulley. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt and remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley. How ever his solution is not the only one. The contact stated that all of the warning lamps on the instrument panel illuminated intermittently. Now install the drive belt. No one at the dealership had ever done one on a Five Hundred before. Is this the same in the 04 manual? I'm not sure why anyone would suggest this.