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2005 Ford Five Hundred Question: HOW DO I REMOVE THE ALTERNATOR ON MY 2005 FORD 500 SE ENGINE SIZE IS 3 LTR.

 

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JACK OTIS, Ludington, MI, January 21, 2013, 09:10
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CANNOT GET THE ALTERNATOR 0FF. HAVE REMOVED THE 3 BOLTS HOLDING IT IN PLACE AND REMOVED THE PLASTIC FENDER WELL BUT THERE IS NO ROOM TO GET THE ALTERNATOR OUT TO REPLACE IT.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13671 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 21, 2013, 12:15
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    opster June 09, 2013, 07:35
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    I just finished taking mine off yesterday, it is a bit of a pain but it can be done. I jack yup the car put it on jack stands. Removed the right front tire, I suggest that you remove the top two connections first( the plug and single lug), also remove the crank sensor plug below. I also remove the lower rubber flap going from the inner fender to the sub frame to allow easy visibility to the side of the engine. Don't forget to remove the belt first. Then remove the lower outside nut and bolt( one closes to tire), then the top nut, then the inside lower nut. If your lucky the top bolt will stay installed and the two lower ones come out when you break the torque. After the bolts are removed the alternator should be free from the mount. I left the plastic splash cover in the engine bay, I also removed the tie rod end on the left front tire. With some patience you can wiggle the alternator through the hole between the fender and the top part of the sub frame, it is a tight fit past the steering rack and and CV shaft.use care not to tear the boots. I am waiting for my new part which comes in next week. I will post how the install went.
    I hope this help.

    After removing tie rod rotate the steering wheel all way to the right giving u lots of room to remove the alternator.

    Note if you remove the plastic splash after u take out the alternator make sure u put it back in first before the alternator. The install went alot faster than the removing.

    Hope this helps those who needed the advice.

    Cheers

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