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How do I replace the alternator on 2005 Ford Focus?

I have a Ford Automobile 2005 FOCUS 2.0L SFI DOHC 4cyl. Battery is new. No blown fuses. Car has 60,000 miles on it. How do I replace the alternator?

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Rich watt, looks like a big job :"

Disconnect the battery

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Remove the engine heat shield

remove the engine heat shield attaching bolts

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Remove the upper generator nut

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Remove the generator heat shield top nut

Raise and support the vehicle

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Remove the screws and the accessory drive splash shield

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Release the accessory drive belt tension and remove the belt from the generator pulley

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Remove the generator heat shield lower nut and the heat shield

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Release the two air intake tube retainers and remove the air intake tube assembly

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Remove and discard the generator B+ cable nut and disconnect the B+ cable. The generator B+ cable nut must be replaced whenever it has been removed from the generator

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Lower the vehicle

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Disconnect the generator electrical connector

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Remove the upper generator nut

Raise and support the vehicle

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Remove the engine restrictor mount bolt

This step will require an assistant. Position the engine forward and remover the generator

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Also, check on here and here as well for a more visual aid. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Very helpful. It's a shame Ford made these cars with the ability to fix easy things easily, and mildly easy things impossible.

My Altima is impossible to replace a headlight, but i could probably replace the entire engine with the same amount of time.

Meanwhile, I can change a headlight in my fiance's focus in like 5 min, but replacing the alternator would take a week.

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If you have the 2005 ZX4 automatic with duratech engine drop the alernator out through the bottom. Unbolt passenger side motor mount and rear motor mount. Slide engine forward and raise it to create clearance. I spent hours trying other methods. I was able to find and remove all 3 bolts from under the car.

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