The Ford Falcon Alternator Removal Guide
You can replace the alternator in your Ford Falcon easily by following the steps below. No matter if you have a 4.6 L, 6.8 L or even a V8 engine, the whole method of replacing the alternator is exactly the same.
Step 1: Removing Ford Falcon belt
- First off, to take the belt off you’ll need a half inch drive ratchet.
- Locate the alternator and the drive belt, then place the ratchet into the bottom of the belt tensioner. The tensioner is directly below the polygraph.
- To take the belt off, you’d need to apply some pressure on the tensioner with the ratchet. This will loosen up the belt from the alternator.
- Simply take off the belt from the alternator and let it lie on the water pump.
Step 2: Removing Ford Falcon bolts
- There are 2 ten millimeter bolts in the bottom of the alternator on each side, and there is a bracket on top with 8-millimeter bolts that basically holds the plug wires.
- Remove the bolts on the bracket simply using a screwdriver.
- Next, remove the 2 bolts from the bottom of the alternator that are basically in the mounting base.
- You will have to clean the mounting base extremely well. Apply a lubricant, such as grease, on the base and also where the bolts go in the bottom of the alternator.
- Remember to apply grease on the bolts as well before putting them back in.
Step 3: Disconnecting the Alternator
- First off, make sure that you have disconnected the battery.
- Most new alternators come with the diverter so you don’t have to completely take it off. Just unplug the wire by loosening the nut.
- Lastly, you will simply unplug the connector by pulling it out.