After just getting the thing out of the shop today (new brakes front,
new brakes & seals rear, replaced tie-rod ends), out 98 Windstar has a
This time, the alternator is squeaking loudly. With the hood open,
narrowed it to the region, then used a burst of WD40 on the pully hub
to localize the problem to the alternator.
So, can I grease the alternator bearings or do I have to replace the
thing outright? (This one has about 90k miles on it).
The replacement process seems pretty straight forward. I can see the
tension wheel in the back with a single central nut to loosen to get
the uni-belt off. The alternator seems to be held on with only three
Is there a trick or special tool to move the tension wheel back into
Any advice appreciated.