Lincoln Aviator: Generator and Regulator / Removal and Installation - Generator - 3.0L EcoBoost


NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Disconnect the battery.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the air cleaner.
    Refer to: Air Cleaner (303-12 Intake Air Distribution and Filtering - 3.0L EcoBoost/3.0L EcoBoost – Hybrid (BQ), Removal and Installation).
  1. Detach the wire harness retainer from the CAC intake pipe and loosen the clamp at the LH turbocharger.
    Torque: 48 (5.4 Nm)
  1. Release the clamp and disconnect the hose and the electrical connector from the CAC intake pipe. Detach the coolant hose retainers from the air cleaner bracket.
    1. Loosen the CAC intake pipe clamp.
      Torque: 48 (5.4 Nm)
    1. Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 106 (12 Nm)
  1. Remove the 3 bolts and the air cleaner bracket.
    Torque: 89 (10 Nm)
  1. NOTICE: The turbocharger compressor vanes can be damaged by even the smallest particles. When removing any turbocharger or engine air intake system component, ensure that no debris enters the system. Failure to do so may result in damage to the turbocharger.

    Separate both ends of the CAC intake pipe and remove the CAC intake pipe.
  1. NOTICE: After installation, make sure the accessory drive belt is correctly seated on all the pulleys, if the belt is not properly seated on all of the pulleys component damage will occur.

    1. Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise.
    1. Position the accessory drive belt aside.
  1. If equipped, remove the pin-type retainers, separate the clips and remove the LH hood air deflector.

    • Depress the raised area of the air cleaner inlet pipe.
    • Remove the air cleaner inlet pipe.
    1. Remove the generator bolt.
      Torque: 35 lb.ft (47.5 Nm)
    1. Remove the generator nut.
      Torque: 35 lb.ft (47.5 Nm)
    1. Remove the generator stud.
      Torque: 71 (8 Nm)
    1. Position the generator with the pulley side down.
  1. NOTICE: When installing the B+ terminal nut to the generator, finger-start the nut before tightening or component damage may occur.

    NOTE: Use a long socket extension and wobble socket to access the B+ terminal nut between the water pump outlet tubes and the engine front cover.

    1. Position the generator B+ wire terminal protective cover aside.
    1. Remove the nut and position the generator B+ wire aside.
      Torque: 155 (17.5 Nm)
    1. Disconnect the generator electrical connector.
    1. Detach the wire harness retainer and remove the generator.


  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Do not tighten the generator nut until the generator bolt is installed.


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