Question about 2002 Ford Windstar Cargo
We need to know how to tighten the serpentine belt, like, now. Help!
If the belt is loose you might have the wrong belt installed on, or the serpentine belt tensioner must to be replaced, they adjust automatic, with spring loaded belt tensioner
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Posted on Jun 17, 2008
If the tensioner will not keep the belt tight then the tensioner is bad and will need to be replaced. The spring on the inside will loose it's tension over time.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
SOURCE: Serpentine Belt Toyota Rav4
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
SOURCE: sounds like a loose belt.
Most surpentine belts have an atomatic tensoner. I have had 2 fail on different cars and it is a simple fix, both of them required removal of one bolt.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
You can not tighten the belt, it is held on by the Belt tensioner...it's located a little to the left side of the waterpump...now it maybe getting weak, or your belt may need to be replaced...Sometimes they look good, with no cracks, but they get worn and streched out over time..or it may look shiny..either one of those will cause it too squeak..
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...
Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard
Fig. Fig. 8: ...
Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt
Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine
Fig. Fig. 11: Removal and installation of the serpentine belt-2.3L engine
Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C
Fig. Fig. 13: Use an 18mm box end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner on the 3.8L engine
Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner
Fig. Fig. 15: On the 3.4L, use a box end wrench, then rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the serpentine belt
Remove the belt guard or coolant recovery reservoir as required.
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