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Easiest way to replace the alternator on a 2004 Ford Freestar??

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Easiest way to replace the alternator on a 2004 Ford Freestar??
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Richard replied 8 years ago.

Hello and welcome to justanswer.com

 

The alternator is fairly easy to replace. Here is the procedure.

 

GENERATOR

REMOVAL

NOTE: The 3.9L engine is shown, the 4.2L engine is similar.

  1. Disconnect the battery.
  2. Release the accessory drive belt tension and position the belt aside.

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  1. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the illustration and table.

Item 3: Generator B+ Cable Nut Removal Note

  1. Position the cable boot aside to access the nut.

INSTALLATION

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
    • Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise.
    • Push the spring clip towards the belt tensioner to lock the accessory drive belt tensioner in place.

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