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Engine rattle The serpintine belt slipped off the other night and since putting it back on, the car has been over heating and the engine has been rattling. PLEASE HELP.

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  • Angel noneyabiz Dec 01, 2012

    This is a v6 3.8 L engine



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Check the water pump pulley sounds like a bad water pump pulley that is not holding the belt

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  • Angel noneyabiz Dec 01, 2012

    we took it to a local mechanic and he said that we might need to replace tensioner and replace the spark plugs and the wiring for them.

  • Angel noneyabiz Dec 01, 2012

    i just want a second opinion because its hard to tell who is a mechanic and who is a parts replacer now a days. haha

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    teds repairs Dec 01, 2012

    well on here there are a lot of guys that do not know how.. the belt tensioner does hold the belt on and if the belt does not stay on it will over heat.why is he saying you need a tune up sounds like he want to make more money off you. here isthe link to my garage i am on facebook,yu can see the work i do I do mostly head gaskets and motor rebuild

  • Angel noneyabiz Dec 02, 2012

    cool thanks man. and yea i kno.ill check out your facebook.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 02, 2012

    what this world needs is good honest mechanics. I will help all I can

  • Angel noneyabiz Dec 03, 2012

    now we got a difrent mechanic who looked at it.he says we need a new head gasket and a new much u think tht will run us boss?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 04, 2012

    ford 3.8 motor are very common to have bad head gasket. I do not know where you are,but I do them for 200 labor and the parts are about 250 dollars



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Accessory Drive Belt adobe.gif Printable View (140 KB) Removal and Installation

  1. Using a suitable belt tensioner release tool, rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.
  1. NOTE: Refer to the illustration for correct accessory drive belt routing.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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