Question about 1991 Ford Escort
1991 ford escort gt 1.8L
the pulley from the engine that turns the alternator/belt is damaged and came off. what is that one called, and after replacing that how difficult
is it to replace the drive belts? engine sits sideways under hood so belts run front to back on the passenger side of vehicle.
The belt that turns the alternator is called the serpentine belt. this also usually runs your fan and is sometimes also called an "accessory belt"
If you look down at the belt area, you will see a pully toward the front of the car that looks like it's attached to an arm. That is the tensioner pully. The tensioner is spring loaded. If you look at the arm of the tensioner there should be a square hole in it to insert a socket wrench or a breaker bar/pull handle to use as a lever to remove the tension from the belt. If there is no hle, then use a wrench(possibly 15mm) on the bolt head of the pully itself as your lever. As you hold the tensioner out of the way, unloop the old belt. Pay attention to the routing, so you can reinstall the new one correctly. Then, you route the new one in and again use your lever to move the tensioner so you can get the belt over the last pully. I usually put it over the alternator last. Use a light to make sure the belt is fully on all 5 grooves of every single pulley before you start the car.
You can also go to chilton.com and look at your cars manual
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