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How do you change the alternator on a 2000 Lincoln LS V6?


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The Alternator is located on the bottom half of the engine next to the passenger side front wheelwell. Alternator is easy to locate if car is on lift or ramps. Alternator will have 3 bolts that must be removed. Also you will need to loosen the belt by using a rachet and putting the head in the belt tensioner and rotating. Belt tensioner is located in the front of the engine. You will need to remove the induction system (black plastic tube that connects your intake manifold to air box). After the bolts have been removed you should be able to lower the alternator through the bottom. Reverse the steps to install new alternator. Stock alternator is 110amps, if you have a stereo system or anything electrical hooked up you may want to go with 130amp aftermarket alternator.