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I am trying to replace the s-belt on a 1999 ford windstar. I am using a 15mm bolt to release the belt. The screw to do so is very tight I am afraid if I apply more strength to loosen it that it might break any suggestions?

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Here's a link to a very good description as to how to change your belt.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6076172_install-belt-1998-windstar-3_8.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

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