• Share Your Car Experience
      Share Your Car Experience
    • Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
      Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
    • Huge Range of Ford Parts
      Huge Range of Ford Parts
    • 1000's Of Fords For Sale
      1000's Of Fords For Sale
    • Join Premium & Save
      Join Premium & Save
    • Get Your Club gear
      Get Your Club gear


seka1980

Replacing Faulty Alternator

8 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

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.

Sent from my GT-N5110 using Ford OC mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Sent from my GT-N5110 using Ford OC mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its a 2006 1.6 petrol ztec cli auto with aircon

Ford ( 2006)
Fusion 1.6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Sent from my GT-N5110 using Ford OC mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now