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Q: Changing alternator on 2006 Mercury Mariner

How hard is it to change the alternator on a 2006 Mercury Mariner
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Incredibly difficult. Sell the vehicle. It is not worth it. Brake lines have to be moved. The strut has to be moved. The CV axle has to be removed. The tie rod end has to be moved if you plan on removing the bolts that hold the alternator in. And have to remove the alternator. It can only be done left handed, and you cannot see what you are doing. Unless you can see through (2) layers of solid steel. Rebuilding the transmission is easier and faster.
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