serpentine belt installation

rep521
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Asked by rep521 Oct 04, 2007 at 05:20 PM about the 2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i can't find where the belt tensioner is on my car to put the new serpentine belt back on

7 Answers

littlehorn
27,065

There should be a sticker showing the belt routing diagram and location of the tensioner on either the fan shroud, radiator core support, or fender well area of the engine compartment. If there is not, you will need to contact a mechanic or check out a Haynes manual for the type and location of tensioner used on this particular engine.

Jarett Humphrey
155

You must jack up the front passenger side of the car, remove the wheel, and the plastic shroud from inside the wheel well. Then using a prybar and socket you can get to the tensioner from underneith. It's a huge Pain in the a$$. It's best if you have someone to help you to pull the belt off as the other one releases the tensioner, and same for putting it back on. It's a very tight fit between the pullies and the frame/fender

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Adam Morgan
4,385

Agreed, it is a huge pain... It's possible to roll is up on ramps and get it from below but it is easier to do on stands with the wheel off. I'd recommend taking it to a JiffyLube if you can afford it. Heartland automotive own most the franchise now and they have a flat fee for belts. Not worth it if your belt is easy to get to, but you screw them on labor on cars like this.

Larry Thibert
1,160

dumb question but how did you get the old one off.....

Jared Reader
145

get a spanner or small socket (13mm i think) on the nut of the tentioner and turn towards the back of the car

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donaldjohn
10

I cut the old one off along with the water pump belt. Replaced water pump. Pain in the ass. Now just trying to put it all back together

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Eclipse
0

Thanks for the diagram

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