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1998 Mercury Mystique Alternator Removal

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Apr 12, 2008, 4:29 PM

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This is the most difficult alternator that I have ever seen. To me it looks like the right side axle has to be removed first. If anyone knows for sure the sequence on removing this bugger I would sure appreciate the help. The engine is a 2.5 V-6

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Apr 12, 2008, 6:59 PM

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See Figure 5
Fig. 5: Alternator mounting-2.5L engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Release the drive belt tensioner and remove the drive belt from around the alternator.

  3. Raise and support the vehicle.

  4. Remove the passenger side front wheel and fender well splash guard.

  5. Disconnect the passenger side outer tie rod end from the spindle.

  6. Remove the exhaust system Y-pipe.

  7. Unplug the connectors and remove the cables from the alternator.

  8. Remove the alternator brace retaining bolts and the brace from the vehicle.

  9. Remove the passenger side halfshaft..

  10. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the passenger side fenderwell.

To install:

  1. Install the alternator on the bracket and tighten the mounting bolts to 29-40 ft. lbs. (40-55 Nm).

  2. Install the passenger side halfshaft.Install the alternator brace and tighten the retaining bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).

  3. Install the alternator connectors and the cables. Tighten the terminal nut to 80-97 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).

  4. Install the exhaust system Y-pipe.

  5. Install the passenger side outer tie rod end to the spindle..

  6. Install the passenger side fender well splash guard and front wheel.

  7. Lower the vehicle.

  8. Release the drive belt tensioner and install the drive belt pulley over the alternator pulley.

  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

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