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How do I cahnge the belts - 1999 Ford Taurus

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  • isela1221 May 08, 2009

    Thank you! Very helpful, but the belt came off and don't know how to put ir back on. It's a new belt!

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There's an automatic belt tensioner pulley that keeps the proper tension on the belt. 
To remove the belt, get a wrench (or the Ford tool) on the center bolt of the tensioner - its the only pulley that doesn't attach to anything, ie power steering,alt, water pump etc - and turn it away from the belt. When its loose enough, you can remove the belt. Remember how it goes on!

There is a square hole for a 1/2 socket or a bolt head on the tensioner pulley to connect to and pull the pulley away from the belt to enable removing the belt from the closest pulley you can with your free hand.

This can be insane and very time consuming. There were 3 types of engines made for this year. You need to know which one. All will take a 15mm offset box wrench. All types will need to be turn clockwise?

Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Harvey N Tawatao
    Harvey N Tawatao May 08, 2009

    There should be a sticker on the fan shroud, or on the under side of the hood on how the belt is placed though out the accessory pulleys.


    The parts store where you bought the belt like Auto Zone or Parts Source can also give you the instruction on how the belt runs though out the pulleys.


    Good luck and hope this helps, oh and there should not be any charge other then a smile and a think you. LOL

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