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No, the tensioner is spring loaded and is supposed to keep the belt tight. The spring could be getting weak, or the belt could have stretched. Or it could be glazed and slipping on the pulleys.
The reason it squeals on startup is because of the extra load put on the alternator, and the belt is cold.
Posted on Apr 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have a book picture your are screwed. You do have a tensioner but it is between air con and powersteering pullys. In front from under you can put 15mm wrenchopend with a nother for leverage pull center bolt down to release tension. simple.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Try removing the belt and turning each pulley by hand. If everything is smooth and free, with the belt still off, drive down the block once and see if the noise is there (this will eliminate all rotating accessories on the front). If you hear the noise, then there is a problem deeper inside. Oil pressure is good? Dont' forget when doing this, you will have no power steering, so be careful.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
Ford specification is Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant VC-4-A (in Oregon VC-5, in Canada CXC-10) or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A (green color) with a mix of 50-50 coolant and clean water.
I hope your repair goes well for you.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
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