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How to remove fan belt on Ford Focus 2001 ztec

How to release tension on surpantine belt

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Thanks for using FixYa. You can look at this picture for serpentine belt for your 2002 Ford Focus Z3--


Ford Focus Z3 Serpentine belt Removal--

· Jack up the front of the vehicle and support it on jack stands. Use a wrench to remove two bolts and take off the drive belt lower cover.
· Note belt routing and make a sketch for your reference if you don't have a belt routing diagram from the manufacturer.
· Find the belt tensioner pulley. Use your wrench to rotate the tensioner pulley by pulling clockwise on a bolt in the center of the pulley. Slip the old belt off of the tensioner pulley.
· Release the belt tensioner. Slip the belt off of the pulleys and install the new belt according to your routing diagram.
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