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How to remove the belts of an 88 ford taurus?

How do you remove the belts off an 88 taurus with a 3.0 V6? the water pump is leaking like crazy so any tips on replacing it? im pretty sure i can do it, just im so confused on the belt. i located the diagram on the car and found the tensioner and i throw a wrench on it and i try to loosen it but i wont budge, no matter how hard i turn it. could it possibly just be frozen or am i just doing the wrong thing? thank you

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  • van_rotten_5 Sep 05, 2009

    as a matter of fact i have used an extension and it still wont move

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You need to use an extension bar on the end of your spanner to move the tensioner. It is spring loaded and applies tension auromatically to the belt. When you have your socket on the center nut and the extension bar in place gently apply force and you will see the tensioner move and the belt loosens. Be carefull nothing slips. When you replace the belt thread the lower pulleys first and leave the threading over the most accessible pulley till last as this one will be the hardest. Be carefull not to release the tension when the belt is not properly on the pulleys as it strains the belt. Try to enlist the help of an assistant who can relieve the tension while you thread the belt.

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