Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
I have to replace the belt idler pulley on a 1999 Ford Escort Zx2 and I need help on the steps to replace the idler pulley and also, how to adjust the belt tensioner to position the S-belt back on around the eight pulleys. Well I'd appreciate it very much if you send me an answer/or a copy of the .pdf formatted Service Manual if at all possible.Thank you.
If you have a book picture your are screwed. You do have a tensioner but it is between air con and powersteering pullys. In front from under you can put 15mm wrenchopend with a nother for leverage pull center bolt down to release tension. simple.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
How do you loosen the serpentine belt on a 98 ford explorer
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
I've sent you links to free downloads of Ford Shop Manuals and a serpentine belt / pulley diagram... If you have any problems, you kwow where to find me!
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
Hi there yes these belts are quite tricky to replace even if your a licenced mechanic because there is to many opptions on how to position belt around pullies well in the hood or on the rad shroud there is a diagram of the proper routing for the belt there is a drawing of the belt around the pullies for a truck with air con and in the same diagram there is an option for belt routing for a truck with no air cond now to replace the tensioner you must use a 16 mm wrench on the bolt that holds the tensioner onto the engine and there is a bolt for pulling down tensioner so new tight belt can be installed easier . remove old tensioner and install new one dont forget to put a drop of loctite to the bolt on the new tensioner because this part is under heavy vibration so it will not loosen up and fall off leaving you stranded . good luck with this project
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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