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How do you change serpentine belt on a 2003 ford escape xlt 3.0L engine

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  • jforetjr Mar 07, 2009

    Basic thing was I did not know how to access the tensioner. On a 2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 6cyl, access is from the bottom of the car. Remove the under carriage motor shield on the passenger side. The tensioner is right there and then the belt can be removed and replaced as needed.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    How do I tighten the belt once I have it on there? Is there a special tool?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Remove auto tranmission 2006 ford escape xlt

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    i had my sparks plugs change and the first two were soak in oil and when i drive it seems like it still needs a tune up


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Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner (5)clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.
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Either a half or 5/8 ratchet fits in the tensioner you will see a square hole on the outside of the tensioner you pull it back and it releases the tension

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