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How to remove the alternator on a 2000 Lincoln LS?

I have removed the three

I have removed the three bolts which are supposedly the only things keeping the alternator in place. However, now the alternator pivots as if still connected and every time I try to shift it upwards, it hits a large metal pipe so that I cannot wiggle it. Is there a way to get the alternator out without removing half of the engine in this stupid car? Thank you for any help

also this is the 8cylander

also this is the 8cylander 3.9L model

try and yes some

try and yes some things have to be removed to get to the part. a manual for the vehicle gives you pics and step by step with hints.

3.9L Engine 1.Before

3.9L Engine

1.Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.

The A/C suction line may need to be positioned rearward to ease removal of the generator.

2.Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3.Rotate the front end accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise and position the belt aside.
4.Remove the front valance panel.
5.Remove the air deflector.
6.Remove the A/C suction line clip from the radiator core support.
7.Remove the left hand A/C suction line lower bracket bolt and position the bracket rearward.
8.Remove the generator upper mounting bolt.
9.Remove the generator lower mounting nut and bolt.
10.Disconnect the generator electrical connector.
11.Position the generator B+ wire protective cover aside and remove the generator B+ wire nut and cable end.
12.Remove the generator.

To install:

Fig. Alternator torque sequence-3.9L engine

To install:

1.Install the alternator harness connectors, then install the alternator. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows:
A.Step 1: Tighten bolt No. 1 to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
B.Step 2: Tighten bolt No. 2 to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus 90 degrees
C.Step 3: Tighten bolt No. 3 to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)

2.Install or connect the following:

Lower splash shield
Accessory drive belt
Air intake tube
Negative battery cable

3.Please note the following specifications:

A.Generator B+ wire nut to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
B.Generator lower mounting nut and bolt. Tighten to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
C.Generator upper mounting bolt. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
D.Left hand A/C suction line lower bracket bolt. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).

this is helpful and

this is helpful and is nice

i was wondering if maybe anyone had actually done this themselves and could comment on anything they found helpful when doing this job?

thank you for any help