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Change belt tensioner on 1999 cougar with v-6 engine

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SOURCE: 94 Mercury Cougar xr7 3.8l Belt Tensioner Re Install

The tensioner is not adjustable, the spring in it provides a preset tension, I don't understand what you did, but if it came apart then most likely you damaged it, buy a new one, if you get it wrong and it falls apart on the road you are stuck.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 Mercury Cougar Serpentine belt

try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: when do i need to change the timing belt or chain in my 1999 merc

Usually around 90,000 miles is a good time to change this component. I see you are approaching this mark with 88,000 and counting so, i would prepare for this replacement soon.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I release belt tensioner on a 1999 taurus 6

Use a breaker bar and socket or really long wrench and the pulley will either move up or down.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 V-6, Overheating

Your problem could be the coolant temp sensor, or it could be the gauge itself, but something 2 do is if you can get it to a dealer, or a parts store. If you cant get it there, you can get an OBD I scanner and retrieve the code and know why the check engine light is on, but it could be from any of the sensors on the car, would be best to get it scanned.

Posted on Jun 28, 2010

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OK, having REAL hard time looking up the diagrams today, however, given that the engine will turn (at the crankshaft) in a clockwise direction, 1) first locate the tensioner pulley(s) {there is usually only one per belt, and they are mounted to a bar/ arm that will move, SEE FIG A} AND the idler pulley(s) for each belt/ pulley track {the path over each set of pulleys as they are away from the engine face} ((e.g. if there are two pulleys on the crankshaft that are face to face, then there would be two tracks for a belt (one each) to go around all of the pulleys on that track)){e.g. #1 in FIG A is one belt track/ path. and # 3 is a different track/ path}



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Do you know which belt is making this noise? Usually it's the power steering belt, and sometimes it's the alternator belt. The power steering belt will make noise turning the steering wheel when stationary, the alternator belt will slip as you quickly rev the engine by blipping the throttle. In either case tightening the belt to the specified tension will fix the problem.

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Usually around 90,000 miles is a good time to change this component. I see you are approaching this mark with 88,000 and counting so, i would prepare for this replacement soon.

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You don't mention replacing any tensioner bearing which if worn could be causing the belt to drift.
I would probably remove any covers and physically watch the belt to try to determine which of the surfaces on which the belt runs is at fault. I think the belt is probably not that cheap so I hope you cure this soon.   

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Mercury Cougar 1999 V6 Starting problem.


To remove the alternator, you have to remove the serpentine belt. They have a tensioner in which you place a socket wrench and pull on it and it loosens the belt. Before removing the belt notice how it is routed. Some vehicles have a diagram on the hood or on the front near the grill.You take the belt off. Then you remove the alternator by removing the bolts attaching the alternator to the engine. There are two or three bolts you have to remove. Two of them are fairly big bolts. About a size 14 metric or so. Disconnect the negative battery cable battery so you won't hit any grounds.Then take off the plugs from the alternator and the small nuts that hold the wires. Notice how they are placed before removing so you can know where each plug goes.Then replace the new alternator. Plug it back up and install the same way you took it out.Replace the belt starting from the left to right and pull on the tensioner and reinstall.

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