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My 97 taurus has a 97 Sable motor, and the tensioner pulley is to low to get a rachet and socket on to change serpentine belt, and the diagram is missing also, just not sure what to do, any answers?

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Ok the parts store can print one out for that engine sometimes the belt can be released by using a bar or long shaft screwdriver as a prybar to release the belt tension..before removing the belt.. draw the positions and the belt path on a piece of blank paper and refer to it while putting the new belt on...good luck and take the time on your drawing showing each side the belt rides on...

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There is an easier way! Get a hold of the Haynes service manual for the 97 Sable at your local auto parts place. It will show you how to do it. I use a breaker arm with a socket on it to get the leverage needed to move the tensioner pulley.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: serpentine belt/tensioner belt

is it a 24 valve?

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SOURCE: changing the serpentine belt

just need a 12 -14 mm socket, place on tensioner, than you just pry up or down and the tensioner will move. It may be easier to use a long wrench rather than a socket.

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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

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: procedure to change serpentine belt 2006 toyota tacoma?

On my 2005 Tacoma with the 4.0L V6, I found it easier to change the belt from under the truck. Just remove the skid pan. Plenty of room to install the belt. The tensioner pulley is the one at about 2-o'clock from the crankshaft with the belt nearly all the way around it.

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SOURCE: tensioners on 1997 ford taurus serpentine belt

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BELT ROUTING DIAGRAM 1997 Mercury Sable 3.0L SFI 6cyl The Belt Routing Diagram

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Fig. Fig. 16: Rotate the belt tensioner and...


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Fig. Fig. 17: ... remove the belt from around one of the pulleys to remove the belt

WARNING Use caution when removing or installing the belt and make sure the tool does not slip from the drive belt tensioner or personal injury or damage to the belt tensioner and the belt may occur.

  1. Attach a 15mm socket or wrench to the bolt attaching the tensioner pulley.
  2. On all 3.0L (OHV) engines, rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.
  3. On 3.0L (DOHC) engines, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Install the drive belt on all the pulleys except the tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate the belt tensioner as outlined in the removal procedure to relieve belt tension and install the belt onto the tensioner pulley. Make sure the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys. Make sure the spring keeper releases or improper belt tension will occur.

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type for your car - your choices for Ford Taurus are U (3.0L), and S (3.0L).
I've included the Ford SHO engine too.



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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
  1. Attach a 15mm socket or wrench to the bolt attaching the tensioner pulley.
  2. On all 3.0L (OHV) engines, rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.
  3. On 3.0L (DOHC) engines, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.


To install:
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  2. Rotate the belt tensioner as outlined in the removal procedure to relieve belt tension and install the belt onto the tensioner pulley. Make sure the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys. Make sure the spring keeper releases or improper belt tension will occur.
Tip: you may want to get (free) a serpentine belt installation tool kit to help with this job.
Both Advance Auto Parts and AutoZone wisely have loan-a-tool programs that permit you
to borrow (for a deposit) their serpentine belt installation kits - which allow their
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Open hood, although it is easier to reach the belt tensioner from under the car, you will need to route the belt from above. Take the tension off the belt tensioner (a breaker bar or rachet and the proper size socket with a pipe to give ya more leverage should work) and pull the belt while the tensioner is pulled away from the belt. to put new belt on, properly follow accesorie pulleys with new belt, leaving the tensioner pulley last once that far, take your breaker bar or rachet with proper size socket... and pull the tensioner away from the belt so that you can slip the belt over the tensioner, push the belt over pulley. release the tensioner and check to make sure the belt is seated properly on all pulleys.

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