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Hw do i replace a belt tensioner in my 2001 lincoln navigator

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You'll need a Johnson bar (a long bar with a 1/2" square socket stub on it) put it in a mating square hole at the tensioner to release the belt pressure to remove the belt. Then undo the bolts with a socket wrench (deep sockets may be required) Combination wrenches may also be required. I keep both metric and imperial of everything. Universal joints and extensions possibly too.

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your engine is a lincoln 32 valve which tell you you have 4 valves per cylinder and 4 cams 2 per head the sparkplugs are in the middle of the valve cover with a long cover covering 4 coil on spark plugs.
these engine have been known to stick spark plugs ( if you break one off you will be removing the head) not an easy job.
blow out around the sparkplug to remove any dirt. spray some WD40 or whatever you use into each plug hole. and go have a cup of coffee because this is going to take awhile . slowly remove your plus do not force it they will break. install with a very little neverseze on the threads re install coils and cover plate.
i know of professionals that have had problems with these.
the 32 valve is one of the best engines ford ever made and no longer make it they replaced it with the 3 valve and my new one wont even come close to the performance and millage the 32 valve had (wish i had it back it was paid for)

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you can replace the bags. with springs from a navigator that did not come with air ride. a salvage yard should help you out. good luck

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 lincoln Navigator The overdrive kept flashing

one question at a time, the OD flashes to let u know that the transmission control module has detected a fault in the trans, this is useualy slipping, u may not even feel it. Have it tested for trouble codes.
As for the AC, is the system fully charged, does the compressor run?

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SOURCE: Bearing on the tensioner pulley squeels.

basically you need a special tool to release the tension on the belt then remove the belt then it should be easy to remove the bearing and replace...better to use a mechanic with the proper tools

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This is definitely not a job for the at home mechanic. the dash will probably have to come out and this is a very time consuming and laborious task. I would recommend you find a job that you can trust, or get several estimates on the work before you decide who to let do the work. I would expect something like this to run at least $700.00 to $1000.00

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Belt rib serpentine

I will guess that you want to change belts. There should be a pattern label in the hood opening area. If not, use a digital camera and take photos so you can install the belt correctly.
There is a part called a Tension pulley. There are shapes on its structure to install a wrench or socket to use to move the assembly. It is used to release tension so the belt can be slipped off. Then the spring inside is used to keep tension on the new belt.
Some of the pulleys are more convenient to use as the last place to slip the belt on. The top Alternator pulley is good, but it has grooves in it. Sometimes a smooth pulley is easier.
Know in advance that there are differences in the number of grooves in each belt. They are often represented by a 6V or 8V designation. Just watch that the replacement matches the old belt.

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How do you check the timing belt for a Lincoln navigator?

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  • Open the hood. Disconnect the negative (black) battery cable.

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    Inspect the fan shroud for the accessory belt routing diagram. If the diagram is missing or illegible, use a pen and paper to draw your own diagram before removing the belt. The new belt must be routed around the pulleys exactly as the old one was.

  • Locate the spring loaded belt tensioner on the front of the engine. There is a small pulley attached to the bottom of the tensioner arm.

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    Slide the square end of the breaker bar into the square hole in front of the tensioner pulley. Rotate the breaker bar counterclockwise and the entire tensioner will move enough to relieve the tension from the belt. Pull the belt out from under the pulley and slowly let the breaker bar retract.

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    Remove the accessory belt from each pulley with your hands. Rotate one of the fan blades to the top side of the engine with your hand and pull the belt around it. Repeat this process until the belt is around all of the fan blades. Pull the belt out of the engine compartment.

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    Route the new belt carefully around each fan blade. Wrap the belt around the crankshaft pulley to begin the belt routing process. Refer back to the belt routing diagram instructions to properly route the new belt around the accessory pulleys.

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    Turn the tensioner counterclockwise again with the breaker bar. Position the new belt evenly under the tensioner pulley. Allow the tensioner pulley to tighten against the belt. Pull the breaker bar out of the tensioner.

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    Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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    Start the engine for five to ten seconds to seat the new belt. Turn the engine off. Visually check that the belt is properly seated around all pulleys.

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    2001 lincoln town car belt routing

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    Do not allow the drive belt tensioner to
    snap back as damage to the drive belt tensioner or personal injury could result.

    1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise with a breaker bar installed in
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      inch square hole in the drive belt tensioner.
    2. Lift the drive belt over the idler pulley flange and remove the drive belt.
      To install:

    3. Following the schematic on the decal under the hood, position the belt over
      the pulleys, except the idler pulley.
    4. Rotate the tensioner as described above and install the belt on the idler.
      Ensure that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.

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    1. Install a breaker bar in the 1?2 in. square hole in the automatic tensioner arm.
    2. Rotate the tensioner away from the belt with the breaker bar.
    3. Lift the old belt over the alternator pulley flange and remove it.
      To install:

    4. Position the new belt over all the pulleys, except the alternator pulley,
      rotate the tensioner as described above and install the belt on the alternator
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      front of the engine compartment. Ensure that all the V-grooves and all the ribs
      on the belt properly contact the grooves on the pulleys.
    5. Rotate the tensioner toward the belt and remove the breaker bar.

      Fig. 1: Make sure the belt makes proper contact with the pulley

      Fig. 2: Accessory drive belt routing - 4.6L engine

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    How do i replace the serpentine belt on a 98 mk vIII

    Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine Belt Diagrams for your 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII for your 4.6L V8 Engine Options (AC/No AC etc.).

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    "HOW TO":
    Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
    1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
    2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
    3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
    4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

    Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
    a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
    b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
    c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
    d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
    e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them

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    • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
    • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
    • The tensioner pulley is near the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
    • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
    • Slowly release the tension.
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