1998 Ford Taurus

I’ve taken off all of the required pieces to remove my alternator but it appears that I may have to remove the pully to successfully remove it from my vehicle. Is there any other way to get it out without having to remove anything else?


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  1. Removal
    Disconnect the battery cable.
    Remove the accessory drive belt from the generator pulley.
    Remove the power steering line bracket and heater hose support bracket from the generator.
    Remove the upper generator bolts.
    Partially raise the vehicle on a hoist.
    Remove the right front wheel.
    Remove the lower fender splash shield retainers and position the shield out of the way. Remove the generator splash shield.
    Raise the vehicle.
    Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the battery cable from the generator. Position an adjustable stand to the subframe.
    Remove the right subframe bolts.
    Remove the lower generator bolts. Lower the subframe to provide clearance.
    Remove the generator.

    Note: Do not tighten the lower bolt.

    Install the generator and the lower bolt.
    Raise the subframe and install the subframe bolts.
    Tighten the bolts to 90 Nm. ( 66 lb ft. ) .
    Remove the adjustable stand.
    Lower the vehicle.
    Install the upper generator bolts and tighten them to 25 Nm. ( 18lb ft. ) .
    Install the power steering link bracket and the heater hose support bracket.
    Tighten the nut to 20 Nm. ( 15 lb ft. ) .
    Install the accessory drive belt. Partially raise vehicle.
    Tighten the lower generator bolt to 25 Nm. ( 18lb ft. ) .
    Connect the generator electrical connector.
    Install the battery positive B+ cable and nut.
    Tighten the cable nut to 10 Nm. ( 89 lb in. ) .
    Install the generator splash shield.
    Install the fender splash shield and the retainer.
    Install the right front wheel.
    Lower the vehicle.
    Connect the negative battery cable.

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