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Dave May

Member Since 27 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 27 2014 07:04 PM
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In Topic: Mk3 Mondeo Wheel Bearing

05 June 2014 - 03:33 PM

I did mine a few months back.

 

I found the 4 bolts were jammed solid and rusty, the torx head just rounds off, but it is still very easy to remove the 4 bolts.

 

Cut the 4 bolt heads off with a small angle grinder ( that only takes 5 mins ), then lever off the old hub, that leaves about 20mm of studs to unscrew.

 

Using the angle grinder again make a flat on all 4 bolts. Unscrew the bolts using molegrips. Without the flat spots the molegrips will just slip round on the jammed bolts.

 

Its an easy job and they lasted 130000 miles for me.

 

I got my 2 rear hubs for my  Mondeo Estate from ebay  £35 each brand new, lots of outlets sell them and free delivery.

 

Good Luck

 

Dave


In Topic: Mondeo 2.0 Tdi 2004. How To Easily Remove The Alternator And Belt ( Many Phot...

19 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

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In Topic: Mondeo 2.0 Tdi 2004. How To Easily Remove The Alternator And Belt ( Many Phot...

04 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback Nic, it was good to know my experience of doing the job had helped someone.

 

Did you manage to make the welded tool for the spring tensioner? The difficult job for me was trying to disconnect the 3 pin plug on the alternator, but after realising where the tab was, it just fell off, no need to force anything. I could now easily change an alternator and belt in less than 2 hours. Best with a ramp and Torx socket though.

 

You will soon see how the belt is routed. The spring tensioner has two brackets top and bottom bolted onto the engine block. The belt runs over and under the top bracket so is trapped.

 

These serpentine belts only drive two units, the alternator and the A/C pump ( the water pump has a seperate belt ). I think this belt would have lasted 200,000  miles provided the alternator and A/C pump do not seize up. So you could just let it run until it eventually snaps. The car will still run and not overheat, its just the battery that will gradually go flat and the diesel will run a lot longer than the petrol engine, but join the AA to get you home just incase.

 

Best Wishes for Christmas everyone.

 

Dave


In Topic: Mondeo 2.0 Tdi 2004. How To Easily Remove The Alternator And Belt ( Many Phot...

30 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

Only under the radiator about 12 inches long. Its never had a full undertray.