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Thanks I know how to tension it, I am looking for a simple method of tensioning to the correct tension, of the drive belt. hope I have been clearer?thank you

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2000 Mustang V-6: New Sepentine Belt installed two years ago with very little mileage since (< 1000 miles) and the belt squeels upon engine exceleration. The tension seems way to low as I can easily...


Hi...if you can easily push on the belt then replacement of your tensioner is definitely needed. It has one bolt holding it in place and if you look carefully at the arm of the tensioner you should see a square hole that was designed to use either a 3/8" or 1/2" drive ratchet. Determine what size yours is and insert it into the square hole on the tensioner arm to loosen the tension on the serpentine belt to temporarily and partially remove it in order to remove your old tensioner and replace it with the new one. NOTE: You will have to determine which way to set your ratchet to release tension on your serpentine belt...either "Righty = Tighty" or "Lefty = Loosey"! Next bolt on your new tensioner and again use your rachet to release tension in order to get your serpentine belt back on. Just be careful as your new tensioner will have way more spring power! Any questions just ask.

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Need to replace a pulley on a 2001 silhouette. don't know which onw though


The pulley youll need to replace is called a pulley tensioner,it comes with a automatic tensioner and a pulley all in one unit, when this tensioner wears the drive belt can no longer maintain a correct tension, when tensions are loose a belt noise develops as high RPM are achieved you develop a squeeling noise even at start up. Failure to replace a worn tension developts a glaze on the drive belt thus wearing it out quicker,by all practical means if you reuse the same belt the rotation must be followed,drive belt being rubber in nature developts conicity and fail if rotation is not maintain,so it always a good idea to replace the drive belt when you replace the pulley tensioner

Apr 26, 2011 | Oldsmobile Silhouette Cars & Trucks

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Cant find a diagram for the serp belt. I replaced the alternator on a 01 windstar w/ a 3.8 V6 and need to know how to find and loosen the tensioner


For 2001 Ford Truck Windstar 3.8L SFI 6cyl

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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.8L engine (click for zoom)



Using a 15mm wrench attached to the drive belt tensioner pulley, rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. Remove the drive belt from the pulley. When installing the new drive belt, ensure that the drive belt is routed correctly and note the position of the indicator mark on the tensioner.


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Fig. Drive belt tensioner wear indicator marks




Hope helps (remember to rate thsi answer).

Mar 02, 2011 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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We have a 2001 chyrsler voyager we are trying to put a belt that turns the alternater and power steering pump and we don't know how to do it


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Wrench
    • 1 Study the exact path the drive belt follows across the pulleys and make sure you know it or write it down in a diagram.
    • 2 Loosen the drive belt tensioner by loosening its upper locking nut with a wrench, then slip the drive belt off the crankshaft pulley first and remove it from the others.
    • 3 Take the old drive belt with you to the auto parts store so you can use it to help get the correct length, width and design for the replacement belt.
    • 4 Install the replacement drive belt onto the pulleys, making sure it runs in the same path as the old one. Check and make sure the belt fits properly in each of the ribbed grooves within the pulleys.
    • 5 Adjust the drive belt tensioner until it gives the belt the proper tension and tighten the locking nut. On some engine types. the belt uses a dynamic tensioner that will automatically set and maintain the correct tension.
hope this can help you.

Dec 24, 2010 | Chrysler Voyager Cars & Trucks

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Diagramm serpantine belt 2005 sprinter2500


Hi.

Here the belt routing for 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2005, whch was sold only with the 2.7 engine mounted:



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Fig. Accessory Belt Routing-A/C Compressor (1), Power Steering Pump (2), Tensioner (3), Crankshaft Pulley (4), Water Pump (5), Alternator (6), Idler Pulley (7)-All Engines

Here a different view:

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Here also the fan belt routing;

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Fig. Fan belt routing-Fan pulley (1), Fan belt (2), Crankshaft pulley (3)-3.0L engine shown

PROCEDURE Removal & Installation


2.7L Engine

1. Loosen the tension adjust and remove the A/C compressor drive belt.
2. Attach a 3 / 8 inch drive ratchet to the automatic belt tensioner.
3. Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise to release the belt tension.
4. Remove the accessory drive belt, starting with the water pump pulley.



To install:

1. Position the accessory drive belt around every pulley except the water pump pulley.
2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise, install the accessory drive belt and release the tensioner.
3. Position the A/C Compressor drive belt over the crankshaft pulley and A/C compressor pulley.
4. Tighten the drive belt tensioner.
5. Ensure the belt is seated properly on all of the pulleys.

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Sep 21, 2010 | Dodge Sprinter Cars & Trucks

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I can't get my serpentine belt back on after changing my alternator. What do I do now?


Hi Friend:

#1) On your vehicle you have a Serpitine Belt tensioner ,your Serpitine Belt runs on this also;

#2) Locate your Belt Tensioner its (Aluminum) and is Spring Loaded to kep your Belt at the Proper Tension.

#3) On the front side of the Tensioner there is a Bolt Head, Get a Breaker Bar ,Correct size Socket or(Ratchet and Socket)

#4) With the tool on the bolt head the Tensioner will move by applying pressure to the Tension.It will only move 1-Way when applying Pressure with Your Tool.

#5) By Moving the Tensioner you will be getting enough Slack that you Can Put the Belt Back on.

#6) You should have a Belt Routing Diagram on your Cooling Fan Shruod or the Frame in Front of it.

#7) Just take a Good look at how the Belt HAS to Be Routed it will only work 1-Way.

#8) So Follow the Diagram for Routing and you should have no Problems. Don't Forget it Will not Go on Correctly until you Apply perssure to your Belt Tensioner.

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My 1998 Windstar with the 3.0L engine needs an alternator. Easy enough fix except I don't know how to work with the serpentine belt (all my other vehicles are old skool). Where is the tensioner and how do...


Removal
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    Using a 15 mm socket or wrench attached on drive belt tensioner pulley bolt. Rotate drive belt tensioner (6B209) clockwise to remove drive belt from pulleys.


    Pulley Routing, Accessory Drive Belt—3.0L Engine

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Item Part Number Description 1 8620 Drive Belt 2 10300 Generator 3 6B217 Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley 4 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 5 3A733 Power Steering Pump Pulley 6 19703 A/C Compressor 7 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 8 8509 Water Pump Pulley

Installation
  1. Install drive belt over all accessory pulleys (except drive belt tensioner ).
  1. Rotate drive belt tensioner as described under Removal to install drive belt over drive belt tensioner pulley. Make sure that all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys.

Feb 28, 2010 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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I need to know how to replace the Drive Belt/ Serpantine Belt/ Accessory Belt Tensioner. NOT JUST THE PULLEY THE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY. Step by step please. Diagrams would be useful. Thanks


this should be the correct routing for that belt

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the tension looks like this

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replacement is not too difficult. usually the bolt in the center turns opposite to how you normally loosen bolts. to remove the hole tension should be straightforward as you will see the bolts

Dec 07, 2009 | 1998 Lexus Gs 400

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How to replace a serpentine belt in a ford winstars


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.0L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.8L engine


Removal and Installation

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Fig. Drive belt tensioner wear indicator marks


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Fig. Place a wrench on the drive belt tensioner bolt and rotate the assembly clockwise to relieve belt tension

Using a 15mm wrench attached to the drive belt tensioner pulley, rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. Remove the drive belt from the pulley. When installing the new drive belt, ensure that the drive belt is routed correctly and note the position of the indicator mark on the tensioner.

Hope heled with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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Serpintine belt replacepent


Installation > 5.9L Diesel Engine 5.9L Diesel Engine
WARNING Do not attempt to check belt tension with a belt tension gauge on vehicles equipped with an automatic belt tensioner.

Drive belts on diesel engines are equipped with a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner. This belt tensioner will be used on all belt configurations, such as with or without air conditioning.
  1. Depending on the year of the vehicle, a 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch square hole is provided in the automatic belt tensioner. Attach a 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch drive-long handle ratchet to this hole.
  2. Rotate ratchet and tensioner assembly clockwise (as viewed from front) until tension has been relieved from belt.
  3. Remove belt from water pump pulley first.
  4. Remove belt from vehicle.

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To install:

WARNING When installing the accessory drive belt, the belt must be routed correctly. If not, engine may overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. The correct belt with correct length must be used. Position drive belt over all pulleys except water pump pulley.


  1. Attach a 1/2 inch ratchet to tensioner.
  2. Rotate ratchet and belt tensioner clockwise. Place belt over water pump pulley. Let tensioner rotate back into place. Remove ratchet. Be sure belt is properly seated on all pulleys.

Oct 09, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

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