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How to replace alternator on Ford F350 diesel 2003 6.0 ltr.

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How to replace alternator on Ford F350 diesel 2003 6.0 ltr.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 8 years ago.

Is this a dual or single alternator setup?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have the alternator off, how do I get it back on
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Dual, I can't get the belt on.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
This is Maggie again, I'm have the alternator off but I can't get the belt on and the alternator. It's to tight, what should I do? Please HELP!
Expert:  Ray M. replied 8 years ago.


You are going to have to relieve the tension on the belt tensioner.To do this you will need a special tool or a long 1/2drive powerbar to move the tensioner, I thiink the best way to show you is send you the shop manual procedure.You will also need to remove the fan shroud and i will send those steps as well.let meknow if you need more help.

Generator-6.0L Diesel, Single Generator Printable View (107 KB)


NOTE: Single generator shown, primary generator on the dual generator vehicles similar.

  1. Disconnect the batteries. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
  1. Remove the cooling fan. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03.
  1. Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt from the generator pulleygraphic

Cooling Fan Shroud - 6.0L Diesel Printable View (205 KB)


Removal and Installation

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Partially drain the cooling system.
  1. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  1. Remove the four pin-type retainers and pull back the sight shield.
  1. With the sight shield pulled back, remove the three pin-type retainers and the two wiring retainers and position the harness rearward out of the way.
  1. Remove the upper shroud retainers.
  1. Disconnect the upper radiator hose and the radiator overflow hose.
  1. Remove the shroud.
    • Move the radiator forward.
    • Pull up on the shroud evenly, and remove the shroud from the radiator.
  1. NOTE: When installing the shroud, make sure that the aligning tabs are installed correctly in the slots.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The pictures are not coming up and the links aren't allowing me on. I can't get the fan cover off. Can you send these steps directly to my email address?
Expert:  Ray M. replied 8 years ago.
yes,just provide me with your email address.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
[email protected] - THANK YOU!
Expert:  Ray M. replied 8 years ago.

You will have to PM me with your email as it will not show on here.Or type it as

AT instead of @

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Customerat charter . net
Expert:  Ray M. replied 8 years ago.
Thanks I will send it right away.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Ray M. replied 8 years ago.

The address wont work so i will attach them here.graphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphic