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#1 seka1980

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:47 AM

Hello there

 

I had some smoke/ fishy smell coming from my alternator this morning, i have disconnected the battery and i guess I need a new one!

 

Does any one know if its difficult to change them  ie  releasing the tension on the drive belt



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#2 Nathan_M

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

The fusion uses the sa,e engines as the fiesta I believe and if it's a petrol you have the joys of a stretchy belt, you might aswell take a knife to the belt as you shouldn't re use it anyway, from there the alternator is similar to playing with lego, undo the mounting bolts and out it will swing.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

If it is indeed a stretchy belt and you do replace it, if you buy a genuine ford one you should get a tool with it. (they used to anyway)



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:40 AM

Is it best i get a Haynes manual ! what's the best way of finding out its a stretchy belt



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:45 AM

What year, engine size is it, or try, or diesel?

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

its  a 2006 1.6 petrol ztec cli  auto with aircon

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:57 AM

I would say stretch belt then, I know for sure that the 1.4 and 1.25 zetec se engines have stretch belts, so there is no reason the 1.6 isn't the same, you will need the 2 belt kit so you have a new air conditioning drive belt also, the ford kit from a dealer is best bet for ease as it comes with the plastic wedges you need to fit the belt, I have a continental belt on mine and it's okay but I dont think it came with the tools, I would have thought they can be brought with a belt from a normal auto spares shop anyway, either way you will need a belt kit.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:36 PM

Haynes do a specific Ford Fusion manual now. I looked at the process of changing it. PITA and special tool (as already mentioned) needed :(



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