How to Replace the Alternator in a 2008 Ford Taurus

Asked by Feb 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM about the 2008 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Ford Taurus (3.5L V6). I recently discovered that the
alternator needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, the alternator is not easily
accessible (it is buried deep within the engine). I attempted to find some
"how to" videos online walking through the alternator replacement process
for this particular year, make, and model however, the only videos and
guides I could find were for older and different models. On these videos,
the alternators were conveniently placed atop the engine and require little
to no disassembly of other engine components. Not the case for my car.  

Does anyone know if there are videos out there showing how to replace the
alternator on this 2008 Ford Taurus? Maybe I am just not looking in the
right place. Or does anybody know if the alternator placement in the 2008
Ford Taurus is similar to that of another car? Thank you for your help.  

3 Answers

5,075

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK5kQ5dQEM0

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Also the Ford 500 and the Ford Freestyle are all derived from the same platform/chassis. Their parts are interchangable. Double check with the Ford dealer by asking for the part number so you can be certain. Best of luck!

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5,075

You can get a 2 ton jack for super cheap in town or online. Simply unbolt the engine mounts and hoist up the engine if you are having trouble reaching it.

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