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How do i release tension on the serpentine belt..? Do I need a special tool? 2002 ford Expedition EB 5.4L V8

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You could buy a tool but usually a standard long 1/2" ratchet will work

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Instructions needed for changing serpentine belt on 2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L


  • the serpentine belt routing chart, adhered to the fan shroud. This chart will show you the location of the belt tensioner.
  • 2 Pull the belt tensioner off the belt with the serpentine belt tool. Reach in with your free hand and slip the belt out of the tensioner's path and then slowly move the tensioner back into position.
  • 3 Pull the belt off the remaining pulleys by hand


  • Read more: 2002 Ford Taurus Serpentine Belt Removal ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7233863_2002-taurus-serpentine-belt-removal.html#ixzz1XPRa20xf

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    Do i need a special wrench to change serpentine belt on 2003 ford taurus?


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    Nov 18, 2010 | 2003 Ford Taurus

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    How to remove and replace serpentine belt on 2004 sebring with 2.4l dohc engine. are special tools needed, space seems really tight.


    MY solution was to remove the rain shroud underneath the car, and work from beneath. Route the belt over all the pulleys, leaving the tensioner for LAST. With someone above releasing the tensioner with a serpentine belt tool, you can work the belt over the tensioner bit by bit. Make sure the belt is seated correctly before engaging the tensioner.

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    Do you need a special tool to release tension bar on serpentine belt?


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    Changing the serpentine belt on an '02 nissan sentra


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    Serpentine belt broke on 87 ford econo van


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    "HOW TO": I professionally prefer the Serpentine Tensioner Tool.
    Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
    1. Find the Tensioner(s).
    2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (located on the Tensioner Pulley rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
    3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
    4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

    Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
    a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
    b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
    c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley and Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
    d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
    e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them.

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    How to put on the belt?


    If it's a serpentine belt

    Go to autozone

    Rent a serpentine belt remover tool for free

    Release tension on the belt tensioner, remove belt

    Install new belt

    Release the belt tensioner from the tool and you are done.

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    How do i loosen the auto tensioner on my 02 civic si


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    1. Place a long-handled, boxed-end wrench or a belt tension release tool (A) on the drive belt auto-tensioner from above the engine. Slowly turn the wrench in the direction shown to release the tension, then remove the drive belt.
      WARNING This is a hydraulic type auto-tensioner; you must turn the wrench slowly.
    2. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.
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    Fig. Removing the serpentine belt-2006 Civic with 2.0L engine shown

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    Fig. Move the auto tensioner (A) to remove the serpentine belt (B)-S2000

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) using the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt-Accord with 2.4L engine

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) using the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), then remove the drive belt-Accord with 3.0L engine

    I hope helps with this. Good luck.

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    I need to know how to release the tension on a serpentine belt on a 2003 Ford Windstar.


    move the tensioner with the special tool away from the belt and then slide the belt from under the tensioner

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    will need a special tool for job.(belt tensioner pulley tool)
    release tension with tool on belt tensioner.then remove old sepentine belt,then install new belt using same method

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