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Reading Topic: Alternator output on the 6s?
You sure? Because I have been looking into a higher output alternator option to well power my high input audio system I am planning. Since the V6 was a partial parts bin engine, I assumed the alternator may have been carried over from the current generation/final generation Taurus 3.0L, so I looked up belt routing on Mitchell On Demand and the S engine code 3.0L has the EXACT SAME belt routing! Minus the water pump, which I believe was moved over to the other side of the motor. Yet the A/C compressor, alternator, belt tensioner and crankshaft pulley are all in the SAME spots on the M6 3.0L as they are on the S-engine code 3.0L Taurus.
And to make a long story short, our parts catalog at work says the 2000 S-engine code Taurus has a 130 amp alternator.
So if someone is truely desperate from 10 more amps, I find it highly logical that the alternator was indeed carried over from the Taurus. Also use this info to your advantage in finding higher-output alternators, as I know dealing with alot of aftermarket producers generate the automated "We don't have anything for that vehicle" response when they hear "2003" and "Mazda 6" in the same sentence.
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