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ANOTHER Fiesta setback...how much will this cost?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by rossyl, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. rossyl

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,259

    Location: London

    Well after the theft, pot hole, now the alternator has knackered!

    So much for the car being reliable hey Fox :p

    So how myuch is an alternator with fitting likely to cost? Its a 1994 Fiesta 1.8 diesel

    Ross
     
  2. Locky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Oct 2003

    Posts: 12,511

    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    not alot go to the scrappys take one off [takes 10mins] and there is plenty of fords in the EOL

    and its quite an easy job to fit :)

    otherwise one brand new will set you back 70 to 90 quid plus fitting i think
     
  3. rossyl

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,259

    Location: London

    do you know how to fit one?
     
  4. Locky

    Capodecina

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    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    Yes its really just a question of bolting in on, plugging it in and tensioning the fan belt
     
  5. Mickey_D

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,204

    Location: Gone......

    There will be two, possibly three moounting bolts, then there's the charging lead stud.

    First order of business is to disconnect the earthing lead (generally black one) from the battery.

    Then loosen the mounting bolts on the alternator.
    Then, if it has one, loosen the tensioner bolt.
    Then take the belt off the pulley.
    Take the charging lead off the back of thealternator and unplug the regulator harness.
    Then remove the mounting bolts the rest of the way.
    Manhandle the alternator out of its place in the engine bay.

    Reverse the process to reinstall, with one addition : Tension the belt using the tensioner if it has one to where there is only a 1/4 - 1/2 inch play in the belt with about 10-15 pounds force on the belt. If there's no bolt style tensioner, use a prybar on the housing of the alternator and a handy part of the engine block.

    Now, one of the mounting bolts will be in a slider bracket. This is the one that you'll want to tighten first when you're tensioning the belt. Then you can release the prybar and do the rest of the bolts up.

    Be sure if you have a stock stereo that you have the activation code for the head unit BEFORE you take the battery off!!!



    [edit] I'll try and find some pics if it'll help.

    Ok, pics are here. Now these are from totally different cars than yours, but the alternator will look reasonably the same....
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    In this picture you can see the slider bracket (the gold coloured part) and the mounting bolt that goes through it.
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    In this picture you can see the other two mounting bolts for this type of alternator. It has a kind of strange bracket on it (the part that looks like it crosses the black radiator pipe/hose). Normally the pivot bracket looks like this though:
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    Last edited: 15 Jan 2006
  6. icyshore

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jan 2004

    Posts: 850

    Just make sure you get the right one as the petrol engine has a different type of tensioner.