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How to replace a zx2 serpentine belt - 1998 Ford Escort

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Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine/Drive Belt Diagrams for your 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, 2.0L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine.
The Link says 2000 for the Year, however this is the same as the 1998 Year Model.

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2000/make/ford/model/zx2/2000_ford_zx2_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

"HOW TO":
Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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Here is the diagram i made in paintbrush, not the best, but it will get the job done. I didn't have a diagram on mine and just had to figure it out. And that not fun with the room you dont have in there.HOPE THIS HELPS!

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

bschilz

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SOURCE: need belt diagram for a 1998 ford escort zx2

Here's the diagram you asked for...


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Good luck!

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

zappanut

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SOURCE: I need a diagram for serpentine belt replacement on a 1999 For Escort ZX2

the diagram is located in the engine compartment under the hood.
Clean off the surfaces and it is one of the stickers there.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

greg_margo

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SOURCE: routing of serpentine belt for ford escort zx2

Click on the link below, Enter the year,make,model, and engine. You will get a page with a link to the diagram you need under the part number.
Greg

http://www.mvreader.com/multiview/dayco/index.php?autoCatalogSearch=0&catalog=auto&l=n&year=2000&year_from=&year_to=&make=FORD

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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