Question about 2000 Mercury Mountaineer
There is a tension arm with a pulley on it. This is called a tensioner. There is a shape on the arm for a 1/2" breaker bar or wrench to press the arm and allow slack.
There should be a diagram of the belt routing on a label under the hood.. Some people take digital pictures before they remove the old belt.
Every mechanic has preferences to the best way to do things. Just because you can move the tension arm does not mean it is the best pulley to end with. If you wrap the belt around the pulleys and save the last pulley with the easiest access, do that. Others would rather have a smooth last pulley to slide the belt over rather than a grooved pulley.
Posted on Feb 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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