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    Question How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    I'm poor and need to replace this thing. How hard is it as I am car stupid?

    If anyone can post pictures or explain it that would be great. A ford lot in FL told me 700.00. I found an alternator for 180 at autozone.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    I don't know how, but I can tell you it can be done in your driveway. $700 is a rip.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    lol that seemed to be a given to me. Something did not seem right. Is there a free site or can someone post how to do it? Even a scan from a Haynes guide would be great!

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    http://forums.focaljet.com/team-tech...rnator+Replace

    You can totally do it yourself, it just takes some finesse and removal of the lower dogbone/Tranny mount for easiier rocking of the engine.
    Me fail English? That's unpossible!

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    Quote Originally Posted by H8SUVS
    http://forums.focaljet.com/team-tech...rnator+Replace

    You can totally do it yourself, it just takes some finesse and removal of the lower dogbone/Tranny mount for easiier rocking of the engine.
    Hell yes! I HIGHLY recommend unbolting the motor mount. In my case, I couldn't get the alternator out without doing it. Other than that, super easy to do.
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    158K miles, and in Chrysler years, that's like 300K miles.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    wrong forum, btw
    2003 SVT Cobra Vert - Sonic Blue
    Quote Originally Posted by adamw View Post
    158K miles, and in Chrysler years, that's like 300K miles.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    Sorry about that. Been a while since I've been here.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    Thanks for the help from the previous postings.I just finished one.I told my neighbor that it would take me about 3 hrs.It took me 5 instead.I should have taken the 3 bolts holding the p-side moter mount out earlier.This did work.It was still very tight getting it out from the top.I lifted the engine about 2 inches and also pulled it forward about an inch.I wraped a "climbing cable"(rope will work)around the ac compresor pully and hooked it to a come-along to pull it forward.I still even had to bend the tab down that the ground strap bolts to,to get more clearance.Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    I would like to thank whoever posted this, bcause I was about 30 seconds from doing an insurance claim from a FOCUS FIRE until I read about the motor mount... Thanks Guys

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    Quote Originally Posted by CyByte View Post
    I'm poor and need to replace this thing. How hard is it as I am car stupid?

    If anyone can post pictures or explain it that would be great. A ford lot in FL told me 700.00. I found an alternator for 180 at autozone.
    You are not alone. I am poor and replacing mine tomorrow in my Zx5. This is my 4th in it's 96,000 mile life. But this is the first time I'm doing it myself. On a quick note, buy the new rebuilt from auto zone. 3 of my rebuilds have failed. Think the shop that rebuilt them were drinking their lunch.

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    You guys saved me alot of work with this thread. Passenger side mount loose, engine up 2 inches and foward and inch. Came right out. THANK YOU!!!!

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    Default Re: How to replace alternator 03 2.0L SOHC

    I've read the thread that was linked ealier in this one. However, I'm getting the impression they are talking about a different engine setup than what I have. I drive a 2003 Ford Focus. It has a 2.0L SPI engine. The alternator needs replacing and I've gotten 2 quotes from local mechanics of 125 to 150 if I bring in an alternator ($175ish). Wanting to avoid those charges I'm really hoping I can get this done myself. It appears all I'd have to remove is a radiator hose, 2 alternator bolts, and the electrical connections to get it out. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


 

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