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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing ignition cables

I am going to be installing new OEM ignition cables soon on my 1997 4.6. Two questions:

Can the cables be routed under the alternator without removing it?

Is it possible and/or advisable to run the cables over the alternator?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 07:18 PM
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You can route them under the alternator without removing it. I did it that way once, but it was a real pain. I had to use long pliers to pull the wires out the other side. It would have been faster to remove the alternator.

You can also route them above the alternator. After my intake cracked that is how Ford set it up. They had a bracket that bolted to the intake to route the wires. I'm not sure if that bracket will bolt up to the original intake though.

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over the alt is fine. thats how i did mine cuz i was to lazy to remove the belt and alt just to run wires.


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Originally posted by Matt C
I'm not sure if that bracket will bolt up to the original intake though.
Only the updated intake has the holes to mount it. I got creative and zip tied it to a 94 aluminum intake though. I got tired of squeezing my hands through to feed the boots (had no problems doing it without pliers though)

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