Any advice for changing alternator in 1996 Mercury Sable accessed right front fender well This version seems to be an OHC V6 access hard Seems I must send to shop expensive?
If you have patience and a good supply of cuss-words, you can probably do this alternator replacement.
Oh yeah, and if you like 3D jigsaw puzzles, that will help too!
The "Related Questions" below has plenty of great advice on the procedures, but no extra cuss-words - you're on your own for those...
Repairing the alternator is not a do-it-yourself project. Replacing them is the typical approach. If you have the smaller size 3.0 "Vulcan" engine, the alternator is on top of the engine. Pretty easy replacement. The 3.0 Duratech engine alternator on the otherhand is down on the bottom - accessed from the front passenger-side wheelwell opening. See "Related Questions" below for more specific details on both.
I have a 2.0 1995 Mercury mystique the battery charge light was on no output on old alternator. Replaced alternator No output from new alternator "charge light out" (wiggle test wires& re-check wires) at alternator *still no output* is there a fuse that could be the problem or just another bad alternator... I would check the alternator plug before getting another alternator, it may be bad. And is a lot cheaper to replace.
It should be the same as for a 2002 Mercury Cougar which is answered in WikiAnswer under the Question; " How to remove alternator from a 2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L V6." The 2000 Cougar may be different by having an upper alternator BOLT. If it does, and you can't lift the bolt out (after fully loosening the bolt), lower the alternator and you can, then, lift the bolt out. When you begin to install the…
on the front of the motor, it will have the sepentine belt around it I am working on my wifes' 1996 mercury mystique and the alternator is located behind the timing belt. If you are standing directly in front of your vehicle the timing belt is located to the left side of the motor and the alternator is located directly behind the timing belt.