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2002 Thunderbird. alternator needs replacement. I have the

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2002 Thunderbird. alternator needs replacement. I have the shrouds off, just wondering the best approach to location and removal.
JA: What are all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. noises, leaks, flashing lights, error codes)?
Customer: it drains the battery. battery was checked and recharged after a spell of heat 95-100 degrees for 2 weeks but battery light on dash still on after a minute or 2.
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: fuses OK. pulling out the dash on this car without being absolutely sure a bulb is the issue would be a monumental task.
JA: Are you fixing your Thunderbird yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: right now I'm just looking for best tips on actually removing the alternator itself. it's in a tight spot with little room for hands or vision.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello I will help,

The procedure to remove the alternator is here >click<

Look this over and let me know what questions you have


Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Are you with me?