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I need to replace my serpentine belt

My serpentine belt is frayed and needs to be replaced, but I don't see a tension pulley for the belt. How do I replace the belt?

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There is no belt tensioner. The serpentine belt in this vehicle is a what they call a stretchy type belt. There is a certain procedure you have to follow when installing the belt.. or you can damage the engine.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

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SOURCE: Serpentine Belt on a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2

If you have a book picture your are screwed. You do have a tensioner but it is between air con and powersteering pullys. In front from under you can put 15mm wrenchopend with a nother for leverage pull center bolt down to release tension. simple.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 serpinten belt routing & tensioner pulley

go to www.gates.com on the lower right hand side under popular topics, click on timing belts, then on the left hand side click Parts Locator and Interchange, enter your cars info and the first page that comes up will show you a camera icon for a pic of how your belt is routed. The tensioner pulley is the one mounted on a silver arm, usually at the top. Hope this helps let me know.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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SOURCE: change serpentine belt and tension pulley and idle pulley and

could be the alternator, water pump
take the belt and spin all the pulleys and listen for noise and make sure they turn smoothly
another trick is to take a can of wd40 or equivalent and spray the bearings 1 at a time till the noise goes away or quiets down

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SOURCE: NEED TO ROUTE SERPENTINE BELT AROUND SEIZED AC PULLEY ON 2001 TAU

Some Parts Stores Have A/C Bypas Belts you should call around

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Belt Tensioner located on 2000 ford Escort zx2

On the right side of the pulleys, there should be 3 top, middle, and bottom. The middle, smaller one, is the tensioner.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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With A/C


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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


Inspection

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.


Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Rotate the auto tensioner clockwise to release tension, then remove the drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install drive belt (A). Route the belt over the components in the following order: Crankshaft pulley - A/C pulley - idler pulley - generator pulley - water pump pulley - P/S pump pulley - tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate auto tensioner arm in the counter-clockwise moving auto tensioner pulley bolt with wrench.
  3. After putting belt on auto tensioner pulley, release the auto tensioner pulley slowly.

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