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Fan belt slipped off idler pulley of 1995 Ford Explorer

Can I just push the idler arm pulley down and reattach the fan belt? Do I need any special tools to accomplish this?

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  • woodworke778 May 07, 2010

    When you say socket are you removing the tensioner or using the socket to push with the help of the breaker bar?

  • woodworke778 May 07, 2010

    When you say socket are you removing the tensioner or using the socket to push with the help of the breaker bar?

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I would use a socket and a breaker bar to do this

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  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt.
    WARNING Never suddenly let go of the tensioned idler pulley. The force of the spring pressure suddenly released may damage the idler pulley mechanism. Always release the spring pressure gradually.


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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner to relieve tension on the belt-4.6L engine shown, others similar


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  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt.
    WARNING Never suddenly let go of the tensioned idler pulley. The force of the spring pressure suddenly released may damage the idler pulley mechanism. Always release the spring pressure gradually.


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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner to relieve tension on the belt-4.6L engine shown, others similar


To install:
  1. Route the belt over the pulleys making sure all the grooves in the pulleys and the belt line up correctly. Refer to the accessory belt routing diagrams above.
  2. Rotate belt tensioner clockwise and slip drive belt over idler pulley on tensioner.
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This pulley should be spring loaded and you should have a diagram of the belt path on a label under the hood. There should be a square hole in the casting for a breaker bar or rachet to use as a lever to push or pull the pulley.

One of the secrets to installing the belt is not using the Idler pulley as the last pulley the belt attaches to. You are better off to use a stationary pulley in an easy to reach area as the last pulley to slip the belt over. In some cases you can just lean on the Idler pulley and press it down with the belt already over it. Then use the slack to slip the belt over another pulley, stationary, like the Alternator or water pump pulley.

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0900c152800760af.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: The large positive lead connection is protected by a rubber boot


0900c152800760b0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure the alternator ground wire is also removed



0900c152800760b1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the lower adjustment bolt ...


0900c152800760b2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: ... followed by the upper pivot bolt. Make sure you support the alternator


0900c152800760b3.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 5: Using a C-clamp to push in the pivot bushing will make installation easier

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