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This sounds a bit way out there, but close your eye, press on your eyeball with your index finger. When your belt is at the right tension it will feel about the same as pressing on your eye..

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I need a belt diagram for a Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6L V8 engine 2006


SECTION 303-05: Accessory Drive 2006 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis Workshop Manual DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Procedure revision date: 03/18/2008 Accessory Drive adobe.gif Printable View (104 KB) The accessory drive system:
  • has a single serpentine accessory drive belt with 6 ribs.
  • has an idler pulley.
  • has an automatic drive belt tensioner.
  • is not adjustable.
The accessory drive system provides power to operate components which power other systems. These could include components such as the generator, power steering pump and A/C compressor. Each of these components is equipped with a pulley which is driven by the accessory drive belt. The accessory drive belt is driven by the engine crankshaft pulley. One or more idler pulleys may be provided to facilitate belt routing and alignment. The automatic belt tensioner maintains correct belt tension and compensates for component wear and changes in system load. System load changes can be caused by the A/C compressor clutch engaging or disengaging, or demand changes on other systems powered by the accessory drive belt. To maintain correct operation of this system, it is critical that the correct length drive belt be installed. The pulleys must also be correctly aligned and kept clean.
Accessory Drive Belt Routing
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Item Part Number Description 1 8678 Accessory drive belt idler pulley 2 10344 Generator pulley 3 8620 Accessory drive belt 4 3A733 Power steering pump pulley 5 6312 Crankshaft pulley 6 8509 Coolant pump pulley 7 2E884 A/C clutch pulley 8 6B209 Accessory drive belt tensioner pulley Belt Tensioner
Automatic tensioners are calibrated to provide the correct amount of tension to the belt for a given accessory drive system. Unless a spring or damping band within the tensioner assembly breaks, or some other mechanical part of the tensioner fails, there is no need to check the tensioner for correct tension.

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Mar 05, 2011 | 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Replace serpentine belt



Removal & Installation

  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 section of this manual.
  2. Rotate belt tensioner clockwise and slip drive belt over idler pulley on tensioner.

  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.
If for any reason, the tensioner is crooked, replace it!!! Also, install the belt with the writing facing you like you are trying to read a book. This WILL (a trick I learned at Mercedes) prevent even a new belt from squeeling!!

Dec 16, 2010 | 2003 Ford Explorer

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I need to replace my serpateen belt how do i do that?


This label shows the accessory belt routing on a Lumina with a 3.1L engine



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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the drive belt shield.
  3. Fit a 3/8 inch breaker bar or ratchet to the square hole in the tensioner. Lift, or rotate the tensioner off of the drive belt. When the tension on the belt is removed, slide the drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:

  1. Taking care to follow the proper routing of the belt, slip the belt onto the pulleys. As a help, note that the water pump pulley is usually driven from the back (smooth side) of the belt.
  2. Fit a 3/8 -inch breaker bar or ratchet to the square hole in the tensioner. Lift, or rotate the tensioner and, with the belt in place, gently release the tensioner.
  3. Verify that the belt is correctly routed and aligned in the proper grooves of the accessory drive belt pulleys. Inspect the drive belt length scale on the drive belt tensioner for the proper indicated length. If the drive belt length scale does not indicate the proper installed length, the belt may be incorrect, incorrectly installed, worn out or the tensioner may be defective.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable. Start the vehicle and verify correct operation.
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Dec 09, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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Timing belt replacement


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The solution provided below will be of great assistance to you;


1.Ensure to Study the exact path that the drive belt follows across the pulleys and make sure you know it

2.Loosen the drive belt tensioner by loosening its upper locking nut with a wrench, then slip the drive belt off the crankshaft pulley first and remove it from the others.

3.Take the old drive belt with you to the auto parts shop so it can help you to get the correct length, width and design for the replacement belt.



4.Install the replacement drive belt onto the pulleys, making sure it runs in the same path as the old one. Check and make sure the belt fits properly in each of the ribbed grooves within the pulleys.



5.Adjust the drive belt tensioner until it gives the belt the proper tension and tighten the locking nut. On some engine types. the belt uses a dynamic tensioner that will automatically set and maintain the correct tension.






Thank you...

Sep 06, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

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The 2001 Windstar we have here only has 7 pulleys and the diagram dosnt match any ides.


here you go. please rate, thanks

Item Part Number Description 1 8620 Drive Belt 2 10300 Generator Pulley 3 6C348 Idler Pulley 4 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 5 3D673 Power Steering Pump Pulley 6 2E884 A/C Clutch Pulley 7 6A312 Crankshaft Vibration Damper Pulley 8 8A528 Water Pump Pulley
s1w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The drive belt tensioner has no provision for adjustment and will be damaged if forced to travel beyond its operating range. Automatic tensioners are calibrated at the factory to provide the correct amount of tension to the belt. There is no need to check tensioners for proper tension.
NOTE: Drive belts (8620) with automatic drive belt tensioner (6B209) do not require adjustment.
NOTE: When a drive belt is installed new or reinstalled after a service procedure, the drive belt does not fully seat into pulley grooves until engine has run for several minutes.
This vehicle is equipped with:
  • a V-ribbed serpentine accessory drive belt.
  • automatic drive belt tensioners.
New drive belts should be of the same type as originally installed.
Drive belt chirp is a regularly occurring chirping noise that occurs due to:
  • pulley misalignment.
  • excessive pulley runout.
It can be a result of a damaged pulley or an incorrectly replaced pulley that was not correctly aligned.
To correct drive belt chirp:
  • determine the area where the noise comes from.
  • check each of the pulleys in that area with a straightedge to the crankshaft pulley (6312) for front accessory drive and the water pump drive pulley to the water pump.
  • look for the accessory pulley to be out of position in the fore/aft direction or at an angle to the straightedge.
Drive belt squeal is an intermittent noise that occurs when the drive belt slips on a pulley during certain conditions such as:
  • engine start-up.
  • rapid engine acceleration.
  • A/C clutch engagement.
Drive belt squeal can occur under the following conditions:
  • The A/C discharge pressure goes above specifications:
    • The A/C system is overcharged.
    • The A/C condenser airflow is blocked.


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Feb 27, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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How do you change the drive belt to alternator on a 1991 subaru xt


just loosen alternator bracket adjusting bolt push down alternator slip drive belt over alternator drive pulley.when done installing new belt lift up on alternator to increase tension on belt.if alternator drive belt tension correct from longest span of belt take thumb press on drive belt should get 1/2 inch deflection once correct tighten alternator bracket adjusting bolt.

Dec 23, 2009 | 1991 Subaru XT6

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How to replace a serpentine belt in a ford winstars


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.0L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.8L engine


Removal and Installation

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Fig. Drive belt tensioner wear indicator marks


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Fig. Place a wrench on the drive belt tensioner bolt and rotate the assembly clockwise to relieve belt tension

Using a 15mm wrench attached to the drive belt tensioner pulley, rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. Remove the drive belt from the pulley. When installing the new drive belt, ensure that the drive belt is routed correctly and note the position of the indicator mark on the tensioner.

Hope heled with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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Serpintine belt replacepent


Installation > 5.9L Diesel Engine 5.9L Diesel Engine
WARNING Do not attempt to check belt tension with a belt tension gauge on vehicles equipped with an automatic belt tensioner.

Drive belts on diesel engines are equipped with a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner. This belt tensioner will be used on all belt configurations, such as with or without air conditioning.
  1. Depending on the year of the vehicle, a 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch square hole is provided in the automatic belt tensioner. Attach a 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch drive-long handle ratchet to this hole.
  2. Rotate ratchet and tensioner assembly clockwise (as viewed from front) until tension has been relieved from belt.
  3. Remove belt from water pump pulley first.
  4. Remove belt from vehicle.

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To install:

WARNING When installing the accessory drive belt, the belt must be routed correctly. If not, engine may overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. The correct belt with correct length must be used. Position drive belt over all pulleys except water pump pulley.


  1. Attach a 1/2 inch ratchet to tensioner.
  2. Rotate ratchet and belt tensioner clockwise. Place belt over water pump pulley. Let tensioner rotate back into place. Remove ratchet. Be sure belt is properly seated on all pulleys.

Oct 09, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

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How to install belt tensioner


Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the drive belt.
  2. Remove the drive belt tensioner bolt.
  3. Remove the drive belt tensioner.
Installation Procedure
  1. Install the drive belt tensioner.
  2. Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
  3. Install the drive belt tensioner bolt.
  4. Tighten
    Tighten the drive belt tensioner bolt to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).
  5. Install the drive beltacf5284.gif

Jun 28, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Venture

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Serpentine belt diagram for a 5.9 diesel with air and 9 pulleys


5.9L DIESEL
196759.jpg The 5.9L diesel engine accessory drive system (with a/c) consists of :
  1. Generator Pulley (1)
  2. Water Pump Pulley (2)
  3. Idler Pulley (3)
  4. Power Steering Pump Pulley (4)
  5. Radiator Fan Pulley (5)
  6. Crankshaft Pulley (6)
  7. Automatic Tensioner (7)
  8. A/C Compressor Pump Pulley (8)
CAUTION: When installing the accessory drive belt, the belt must be routed correctly. If not, engine may overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. Refer to or for correct engine belt routing. The correct belt with correct length must be used.
1. Position drive belt over all pulleys except water pump pulley. 2. Attach a 1/2 inch ratchet to tensioner.


196757.jpg The 5.9L diesel engine accessory drive system (without a/c) consists of :
  1. Generator Pulley (1)
  2. Water Pump Pulley (2)
  3. Idler Pulley (3)
  4. Power Steering Pump Pulley (4)
  5. Radiator Fan Pulley (5)
  6. Crankshaft Pulley (6)
  7. Automatic Tensioner (7)
3. Rotate ratchet and belt tensioner clockwise. Place belt over water pump pulley. Let tensioner rotate back into place. Remove ratchet. Be sure belt is properly seated on all pulleys.

Sep 13, 2008 | 2008 Dodge Ram 3500

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