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Old 10-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Ordinary Biker Ordinary Biker is offline
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A battery is much less of a PITA to replace though

Well, it is on the 2.3l duratec. The 3.0 may be different.
Alternator on my 2.5 literally took 10 min. A little onger when done in the middle of a blizzard.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:21 AM
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Had to jump it this morning. I hope it's the old battery and not the old alternator. They are both original. Will test later.
I got a battery from advance last November, its an autocraft gold and I paid $94 for it. As far as the alternator goes if you need one and get it from advance, order online and pick up in store. Use the code TRT30. Got my alternator 2 weeks ago 130 amp it was around $140...got it for $118
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:44 AM
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Alternator on my 2.5 literally took 10 min. A little onger when done in the middle of a blizzard.
Everything on the lima is easier to work on, believe me.

The easiest way I found to replace the alternator on my 02 is to jack it up, remove the passenger front wheel, remove the underwheel cover, unbolt the plastic inner fender, and pull the alternator out that way.

Duratecs are great, but the engine compartment is a design disaster.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:51 PM
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Yea swapping the alternator on the 3.0 took about 20 mins start to finish. I did it at the parts store lol
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:57 PM
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It's in Columbia, I'm in Charleston, it has a broken shock, and the studs are bent.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:41 PM
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I got a battery from advance last November, its an autocraft gold and I paid $94 for it. As far as the alternator goes if you need one and get it from advance, order online and pick up in store. Use the code TRT30. Got my alternator 2 weeks ago 130 amp it was around $140...got it for $118
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Yea swapping the alternator on the 3.0 took about 20 mins start to finish. I did it at the parts store lol
That eases my mind !
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:00 PM
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Thanks !

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That eases my mind !
No problem!
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:01 PM
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And if you want to upgrade the alternator if that is the problem, you should be able to use the 130 amp from the same year 4.0 L exploder, no modification
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:14 PM
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And if you want to upgrade the alternator if that is the problem, you should be able to use the 130 amp from the same year 4.0 L exploder, no modification
I've been thinking about doing this myself, if for no other reason than for bragging rights. In short, how can you quickly tell if a junkyard alternator is good or bad? I'd hate to lug home a hunk of scrap iron.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:14 PM
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I hate the fact that if you turn the key on when the battery is low, it locks the freakin doors !!! WTH ??? Locked my keys in with the engine running. Glad I have the sliding rear window !

Alternator seems to be fine. Battery checks at almost 14 V with the engine running. Put a load tester on without the engine running and the needle went all the way down to BAD/RED.

New battery installation in the morning. Wish I could find another Motorcraft. This one is original. 13-14 years. Not too shabby !
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:19 PM
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I hate the fact that if you turn the key on when the battery is low, it locks the freakin doors !!! WTH ??? Locked my keys in with the engine running. Glad I have the sliding rear window !

Alternator seems to be fine. Battery checks at almost 14 V with the engine running. Put a load tester on without the engine running and the needle went all the way down to BAD/RED.

New battery installation in the morning. Wish I could find another Motorcraft. This one is original. 13-14 years. Not too shabby !
I know your pain with dead batteries. When I brought Gold Dust home, a month later the battery wouldn't hold a charge hardly. If I shut the key off, opened the door and got out without the radio running or anything, it wouldn't start again in 15 minutes or less. So my father gave me his battery and bought a new one for his. Two year old battery, but hey; it's free

I gotta say though, 14 years is impressive for a battery of any kind. Next battery I buy is gonna be a motorcraft.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:04 PM
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I hate the fact that if you turn the key on when the battery is low, it locks the freakin doors !!! WTH ??? Locked my keys in with the engine running. Glad I have the sliding rear window !

Alternator seems to be fine. Battery checks at almost 14 V with the engine running. Put a load tester on without the engine running and the needle went all the way down to BAD/RED.

New battery installation in the morning. Wish I could find another Motorcraft. This one is original. 13-14 years. Not too shabby !
Stealerships have Motorcraft batteries. You will pay a pretty penny, but it's worth it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:18 PM
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:25 PM
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I hate that I have a problem I cannot diagnose or have ever experienced before.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:30 PM
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I shall not overpay.
Then try amazon or other online retailers.
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