AS THIS IS A SOD OF A JOB I WOULD RECOMMEND FITTING A NEW ALTERNATOR AS I HAVE HEARD IT AS A COMMON FAILURE PROBLEM ON THESE CARS.
AFTER REMOVING WHEEL, SPLASH SHIELD AND AUX BELT THEN DISCONNECT BATTERY AND REMOVE REMOVE TRACK ROD NUT AND RELEASE TRACK ROD END THEN REMOVE THE DRIVESHAFT!!!!
YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO THE JOB WITHOUT DOING THIS BUT ACCESS IS VERY VERY VERY LIMITED
TRY AND REMOVE DRIVESHAFT INTERMEDIATE BEARING BRACKET. HA HA HA
GIVE UP ON THIS THEN
REMOVE THE TWO 10MM BOLTS AND BRACKET ON SIDE OF ALTERNATOR THAT SUPPORT IT
THEN GET AS MANY 1/2" EXTENSIONS YOU CAN FIND AND A UJ BENDY ONE TO ENABLE YOU TO REACH AND RELEASE THE TWO RETAINING BOLTS 13MM
ONCE THESE ARE RELEASED THEY SHOULD TURN BY FINGER IF YOU CAN REACH THEM. THEY ARE PRETTY INACCESIBLE
REMOVE THE BOLTS AND PRISE THE ALTERNATOR OUT .
REMOVE THE WIRES AND TAKE ALTERNATOR OUT OF CAR.
REPLACEMENT IS A REVERSE OF THIS BUT TO MAKE MY LIFE EASIER I REMOVED THE MOUNTING BRACKET AND FITTED THE NEW ALTERNATOR TO IT AND FITTED IT WITH ONLY 2 BOLTS, THE LOWER ONE AND THE ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH THE SUPPORT BRACKET. YOU WILL SEE HOW WITH IT REMOVED. NAUGHTY BUT EASIER!!!!
THIS ONLY TOOK ME ABOUT 9 HOURS!!!!!!
It is built into your alternator
If the bearings in the alternator get bad enough it can lock up.
how do i change the alternator in my 1999 Chevy prism, picture with instructions will help.
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Remove the belt from your 1999 Chevrolet Malibu alternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining nuts. Reverse the process to change to the new alternator.
if it is a 2.5 v6 than take the passenger front tire off and the alternator is right behind the plastic shroud
There isn't any fuse then is linked to the alternator on a 1996 Mercury cougar. The alternator has an internal regulator, but does not have a fuse.
You can replace the alternator on your 1989 Mercury Cougar by removing the alternator belt. Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
Remove the belt from your 1999 Chevy Malibu alternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
Begin by removing the belt from your 1999 Mercury Mystique alternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new alternator.
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 alternator (attach the power wire, and the wire connector) place the BOLT in the upper hole in the alternator, and THEN, raise the alternator to install.
You have a shop do it unfortunately. new alternator from ford cost me in the area of $300 plus labor on top. you have to drop all kinds of stuff to get to the alternator. gotta take it out from underneath. goodluck.
On the engine
If it runs for a little while then dies it could be your alternator.. If it ticks or just does nothing its either your battery or starter.
You will need to attach the alternator, with the retaining bolts, to your 1999 VW Jetta engine. Attached the wiring harness to the alternator. Put the serpentine belt on to the alternator. Attached the battery cables.
Typically it means you should start saving for a new alternator. One of the not so rare engineering flaws on this generation Cougar is the alternator, which will die due to poor factory wiring fairly often. There are mods to fix this problem, and Ford Lincoln Mercury dealers will see instructions to change the wiring of the alternator to be like that of the '01 and '02 Cougar2s when they go to change the Alt, not all alternator shops will necessarily know this is an issue. If you take this on yourself, know this, the after market (ie motocraft) alternators for the Cougar are not nearly as reliable as the genuine Ford OEM product. And also, even if you take the alternator to have it checked at pep-boys or such, it will probably show that it is still good while it is indeed the issue.
a very big hammer
I can tell you that on a 2000 mercury cougar it is a fuse on the positive cable between the battery and the alternator
There may be a drain on the electrical charging system.First place to look would be the alternator.Put a tester on to the alternator to see if it is faulty.Check brushes in alternator.
dont know the fix, but the lights on my 2000 cougar do the same thing...
First to change the alternator: *Take out the oil carbronater *Then clean out the exhaust pipe *Take the alternator and clean what is dirty, then you don't need to change it, because now it's clean!
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i dont know if you have changed this alternator or not but if you have and the new one quit call me i know the problem mine went out 5 times before i figured it out. 252-814-9267
relay R1 is for the fuel pump on a 1999 Mercury Cougar
can anyone tell me where to find the OBD2 plug in on a 1999 cougar?