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How to fit an alternator belt to a ford escort 1.8 diesel

Got an micro-v xf 5pk1140 alternator belt but dont no how to put it on lookin for any help possible meny thanks

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Go to have a fix it yourself section that includes diagrams...believe it's under general information or maintenance

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Serpentine belt diagram 2002 Ford escort zx2

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How do i change a alternator for a escort van 1.8 diesel van

This is for a 1999 1.8 Diesel 55 Escort Van.

You have to remove a few parts but its not a major dilema. Almost all work needs to be carried out from under the van, so it needs jacking up.

1. Disconnect battery. Loosen bolts on FR wheel, jack up high and take wheel off. MAKE SURE HANDBRAKE IS ON AND WORKING!!!

2. Inside the wheel arch is a cover that goes over the alternator, three bolts to remove.

3. From under the van you will see a tension wheel keeping the belt tight. It requires a star shaped fitting to loosen, if you dont have one you can use a small ratchet piece that grips it.

4. Once belt is loose remove the two nuts holding the tension wheel in place. Keep to one side and remember how it goes back.

5. You now have access to the three bolts holding the alternator in place. Its tight and a little tricky but persevere and they will come out.

6. Wiggle the old unit out, unbolt the two wires on the alternator, bolt back onto the new unit.

7. Do the rest in reverse. When putting tension back on the belt do not over tighten, belt should just feel firm.

Remember to connect the battery again! And use a volt meter to test battery. You should get around 14v with engine running.


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Trying to find alternator on ford escort 1997/8 estate?

RH side of engine compartment by firewall
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. remove the drive belt (Serpentine belt)
3. Remove the power steering hose bracket from the alternator bracket.
4. Remove bolts hold alternator to bracket
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Just fitted replacement alternator,it has 3 terminals where original has 2. whats 3rd for. ford escort 98 diesel van 1.8


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i would say look at belt and make sureoon or if it is the tensioner is holding tension.

Jun 25, 2009 | 2000 Ford Escort

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Diagram required for v belt on ford escort diesel van 2001

My sincere apologies for the delayed response.
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on the following LINK. It has the Belt Diagrams you will need.

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Diesel injector with 2 wires

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Locate the timeing pin plug to set tdc on 2000 diesel

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Alternator Replacement

You may have a self tensioner which applies belt tension with a spring.

Look for a spot to put a 1/'2"drive breaker bar on it and release the belt tension, then slide the belt off and install new belt. You may need a helper to remove the belt while you hold the tension off,
Its been awhile since I have seen an Escort, i may be wrong!

Oct 02, 2008 | 1998 Ford Escort

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