Question about 1999 Ford Taurus
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.
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