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Can't find where to loosen tension on Ford 2006 ZX5 Focus

Trying to change the alternator on my Ford 2006 ZX5 Focus, but can't seem to find where to loosen tension in order to get the serpentine belt off. Is there any diagrams out there that show where this is at?

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  • srragan Jul 14, 2009

    thank you but that's not very helpful, when I've already been to the library where the latest Chilton's repair manual didn't show anything for a Ford 2006 focus. I know that these books are helpful but they are also expensive and right now in these times, saving money is what it's all about.



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Buy a Haynes or Chilton's repair manual at your friendly auto parts store.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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There is no belt tensioner for this model. these run with strech belts. The new belt has to be fitted with a special tool, which some motor factors supply with the new belt kit. To remove the old belt you simply cut it. But fitting the new belt is a bit fiddley if you have never done the job before.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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    stevebobbev May 15, 2012

    TROLL! There is no such thing as a stretch belt!


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Crawl under the car look up by the fire wall you will see a pulley there thats the tenisior pulley just put a 15 mm wrech on it

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