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HOW DO I REPLACE SMALL BELT ON SIDE OF MOTOR IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS FOR WATER PUMP?
The above diagrams and advice are off base. The Excape 3.0 Duratech V6 has the water pump on the back (driver side) of the engine, in the center of the "V" and driven by a belt from the pulley on the back side of the overhead camshaft. Unlike earlier duratech V6s, which had a tensioner, the belt has enough give to remove/install with the pulleys in place. I have used tousleyfordparts.com where entering the VIN pulls up the correct part.
Also, the front, main, serpentine belt is a piece of cake once you remove the protective plactic cover from underneith the engine. The tensioner releases counterclockwise, and the belt circles only the alternator pulley, A/C compressor pulley, and vibration damper on the crankshaft.
Posted on May 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the pump is connected to the cam belt and is very tricky you could do a lot of damage if you set the timing wrong. when is the timing belt due for changing it would be done then or get it done now and save money incase you run out of water and blow your head gasket
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
SOURCE: 2005 Escape starter replacement
take the negative side off the battery put the car on ramps secure the rear end so it does not roll and if you need a diagram for removing and installing the starter try autozone
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: Water Pump Drive Belt
there is no water pump drive belt...there's a "Serpentine" belt that powers ALL the accessories and cooling...If you've never done this before, take it to a mechanic (NOT THE DEALER) and have it done ($75)
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
it is directly under the upper engine mount on the passenger side. simply block up the engine from underneath and remove the upper engine mount (5 - 18mm bolts)
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Engine over heating can be caused by a number of things. When you say the water pump and radiator appear to be ok I am also guessing that you checked the coolant level to make sure it is normal.
If the level is low then you obviously have a leak. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. If the level is normal then you need to check the thermostat to make sure it is opening properly. To do this, run the motor to temperature and check the top and bottom hoses. They should both be hot and firrm once the thermostat opens meaning the circulation loop is operating properly. If the top is hot and firm and the bottom is cold/soft or collapsed then the thermostat isn't opening.
If the thermostat is operating properly then you ned to look for some other obstruction or cause for coolant loss. Check the head/intake gaskets, hose connections, hoses, over flow tank, radiator fins, radiator side tanks etc..
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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