The first thing you have to do is disconnect the battery. (Very important). Then you have to loosen the serpentine belt that drives the alternator. The Fords usually have that adjustment right there on the alternator. You then remove the bolts that hold the alternator to the engine as well as the wires that are attached to it. Make sure when you reinstall the new alternator that you tighten the wires to it securely exactly as they came off the old one. Put the belt back on it and adjust it until the belt is snug but do not overtighten it or you will burn out the bearings in the new alternator very rapidly. If the belt squeals when you start it and rev up the engine some then the belt is too loose and needs to be tightened more.
Around $400 for a new install.
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You will destroy the voltage regulator if you unplug the battery while it is running, then you will have to replace the alternator anyways.
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This is the escort forum not the ford taurus.
Inside the alternator
No, it will only match '95 -'01 Taurus. They changed the mounting frame in late '01
In the alternator. Have to replace the Alternator.
Located inside the alternator
It is internal, in the alternator
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I'm not sure about all of these, but I have a 98 Taurus and the battery light came on. After a few days, the car died altogether and I had to replace my alternator. I would definitely take the battery indicator seriously and have your alternator checked.
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On the Vulcan engines the alternator was same from '98 to '03.
Unless things have changed, the diodes are part of the alternator. The voltage regulator is attached to the alternator but the diodes are part of the alternator.
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Yes, it does.
The standard alternator on a 2004 Ford Taurus is 130 amps. When upgrading a system major audio components the many times the alternator will need to be upgraded as well to provide more required amperage.
I'd be willing to be 1 dozen glazed doughnuts that these alternators ARE the same.
This is the escort page not the Taurus page.
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