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Cannot get it back on car

The battery light came on while driving and lost all power to car. next day looked and found serpintine belt hanging off. cannot get it back on or the new one it had too much slack.

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    i did not recieve a solution!!! what is this mess????

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Ok. To start with check to make sure all the pulleys, idlers and equip is all there If this car is 1998 Ford Escort with 2.0 L. not ZX2 you should have 6 pulleys. You will need some metric wrenches to move the tensioner pulley. Starting at the bottom this should be the Crank shaft the belt runs on the outside of the pulley . Next to the right should be an A/C and the belt runs on the outside of this pulley next is the idler the belt runs on the inside of this one. top most pulley should be the Power steering the belt runs on the outside of this pulley and goes over to the alternator outside of this one also last is the Tensioner assembly the belt runs on the inside of this one. Now is when you need the metric wrench some are 15mm some are 16mm. You have to move the tensioner pulling to the outside to release the tension and slip the belt on. It may be easier to slip the belt off the power steering and behind the tensioner pulley then release the tensioner and have some one else slip the belt on. cannot get it back on car - sbfd00001.png I Found a picture up it not the right way up the CS is the crankshaft and it's on the bottom picture should be turn 90 degrees to the left.

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