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

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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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