*New member to the forums*
Firstly, I've had my focus stolen 3 weeks ago . The Ka is an interim car until my insurance pays out.
I bought a 'run around' 2 weeks ago, a Ford Ka with the 1.3 Duratec engine. A few days ago, it would not start. Cutting a long story short, I have diagnosed that the alternator is faulty. I've decided to replace it myself as the car is only worth £300-500 and I don't want to spend the car's value to repair it.
What a horrid task to get that alternator out!
I've removed the front bumper, driver side headlight, cam belt and power steering pump. i have also unscrewed the the alternator and it is now loose. it just won't fit through any gap at all.
I'm grateful for any suggestions / help that I can get. I'll post some photos shortly.