> I have a 2000 Focus, and not much mechanical aptitude.
> Wondering how
> difficult it is to install a new alternator. Is it simple like
> husband's '82 Ford F-100 pickup?
> We don't have a Haynes manual for the Focus, but if it's
> similar to the
> truck, we follow the same procedure as if we are installing a
> new belt
> I don't want to spend $300 to pay a shop that won't let me
> bring them
> salvage parts. I can get a used alternator for $80, and take
> it to a
> shop with a new belt, and get it done a lot less expensive.
> I know this is a dirty job, but I'm poor :+)
> Thanks for any input/ideas Valerie
I just installed a new alternator in my girl friends car.. The job
takes a little bit.. But you have to remove the antifreeze tank, power
steering reservior, a small ground. The alternator must be in a
certain position to take it out.. but I can be done... Took me about 4
hours... I wish you luck...
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