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Replaced belt tensioner and now the belt is to long

2001 windstar with 3.8

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Your complete post does not display. So, I can only assume the rest says your belt is to big or to small. No matter what the case may be you have routed the belt incorrectly on the pulleys. If the tensioner is the same then the belt could not change the length. Rember, the outside smooth side of the serpentine belt rides on the smooth pulley surface and the ribbed pulley rides on the ribbed side of the belt. Look on the radiator cowl or the bottom side of the hood and it should have a routing schematic for you to follow. If it is gone just follow the smooth or ribbed formula above. Good luck.

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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.8L engine (click for zoom)



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Fig. Drive belt tensioner wear indicator marks




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