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IS IT DIFFICULT REPLACING THE THE ALTENATOR? INSTRUCTIONS LOCATED WHERE?

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If you are a mechanically incline it should be a breeze. in any case the alternator for the explorer is at the top left of the engine. first step disconnect the negative side of the battery. 2. remove wire attached to the alternator. 3. remove serpentine belt by loosening the adjusting bolt and the idler pulley nut at right of the engine. 4. remove two bolts holding the alternator then remove the alternator from the car. install new alternator in reverse order.good luck

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Only allow a certified tech for this. The proper tension on the drive belt must be installed. You could burn the belt and have a fire if it is too loose or too tight and bend the shaft.

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Here's a place you can print off the steps.<p>
ehow.com/how_replace_alternator-ford-explorer. good luck

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