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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2000-2007 Ford Taurus 3.0L, V6 Alternator Replacement

Fits Years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007


Tools required:

  • 10mm socket/ratchet

  • 13mm socket/ratchet

  • 15mm socket/ratchet

  • 15mm wrench (with lever)

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Open the vehicle's hood and disconnect the vehicle's negative battery cable.

Step 2: Using the 15mm wrench with a lever, loosen the belt tensioner, allowing for the removal of the serpentine belt.

Step 3: Disconnect the alternator's wiring harness (1).

Step 4: Loosen and remove the 10mm bolt (1) near the top of the alternator.

Step 5: Loosen and remove the 13mm bolt (1) that secures the brace just above the alternator.

Step 6: Loosen and remove the 15mm mounting bolt (1) that holds the alternator to its mounting attachment.

Step 7: Loosen and remove the 13mm mounting bolt (1) near the backside of the alternator.

Step 8: You can now pry and remove the alternator from the vehicle.

Step 9: Mount the new alternator by tightening the 13mm and 15mm mounting bolts (2).

Step 10: Tighten the 10mm mounting bolt (1) near the top of the radiator.

Step 11: Tighten the 13mm bolt (1) that secures the brace to the assembly.

Step 12: Connect the alternator's wiring harness (1).

Step 13: Reattach the serpentine belt by tightening the 15mm bolt (1) that secures the belt tensioner.


NOTE: Use the diagram inside posted under the hood to properly place the serpentine belt.



These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000 Ford Taurus 3.0L, V6 Alternator Replacement Instructions
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