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1998 lincoln town car: you replace an alternator..loosen..belt

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1998 lincoln town car , how do you replace an alternator. how do you first remove engine cover. second what do you loosen to remove drive belt.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 7 years ago.

Here are instructions, let me know if you have questions. Thanks

 

Service and Repair
Notes

REMOVAL

  1. Use (2) 1/2 inch square hole in drive belt tensioner pulley hub to rotate (1) drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the (3) drive belt.

INSTALLATION

  1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order. CAUTION: Incorrect drive belt installation will cause drive belt failure. NOTE: Make sure the drive belt is properly installed on each pulley.

 

Service and Repair
Notes

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.

  1. Remove the engine cover.
1Remove the screw.
2Push the cover forward to disengage the front clips, then lift the engine cover straight up.

  1. Remove the pushpins and the wiring harness.

  1. Remove the four bolts and the generator bracket.

  1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  2. Release the belt tension.

  1. Release the belt from the generator (GEN) .

  1. Remove the generator.
1Loosen the bolts.
2Pull the generator straight up to remove.

INSTALLATION



  1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Relist: Other
HOW DO YOU RELEASE TENSION ON THE BELT TENSIONER ALSO IS IT ON THE LEFT AS YOU LOOK IN THE ENGINE AND I WAS TOLD TO USE 1/2 SQURE HOLE IN TENSIONER AND ROTATE CLOCKWISE WE DON'T HAVE ILLUSTRATION AS IT WAS LOST IN LAST ANSWER WE RECEIVED
Expert:  Dan replied 7 years ago.

 

Here are the pictures in the same order as above. Thanks

 

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