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Where is alternator on 1997 Taurus need to know if i need a tow or not?

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2011-09-15 11:57:08

the alternator is located on the passenger side front left

looking down at engine. you will see a pully with belt wrapped

around it on its left side.

Of the 2 most common engines in the 97, the alternator is in two

different locations:

  • 12 valve "Vulcan" engine (standard) - alternator right up on

    top of the engine

  • 24 valve Duratec engine - way down below and at least a 2 hour

    job to replace. NOT easy.

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