Question about 1996 Ford Windstar
They'res not enough of room to remove the 'pulley' bolt,its hitting the chassis i think.My question is,which way does the ''tensioner'' bolt turn to loosen?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
normally you can take a 1/2inch breaker bar and insert it in the hole on the tensioner pull down and take the belt off the alternator and also try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
use a 15mm socket to loosen the tensioner,the bolt isnt supposed to come out but the tensioner turns,turn it enough to pull the belt off the alternator then there is enough slack to work with it.
Posted on May 16, 2009
The smooth rounded tensioner pulley has a 1/2 inch drive recessed
ratchet drive fitting in the outer side of it. Reach down and feel it
with your fingers and insert the ratchet drive into it. Look around the
underside of the hood and engine bay for a small diagram showing the
belt, pulleys and tensioner.
This pulley is either a slider or a spring loaded pulley. If it is a slider, there will be one or two bolts with "slide" areas that the bolt can move through, and possibly a third bolt that controls the tension. If it is a spring loader, there will be a pulley that looks like it is on a lever. There will be a "bolt" type head, a hole for a ratchet, or a square area on the end of the lever to twist it away from the belt. If it is one of these, the belt tensioner will move relatively easy.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
Its on the lower part of the engine....It was much easier for me to jack the van up and take the the front passenger side tire off..... and I used a 13mm wrench to grab the bolt on the tensioner to push up and then had my daughter put the belt on while I was pushing the tensioner...........of course you can buy a tensioner wrench at a local part store, but I just like to do it the "old shade tree mechanic way!!!"
Posted on Jul 01, 2010
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