serpentine belt installation

rep521
0

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
25,455

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
135

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Adam Morgan
3,985

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
1,030

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

Jared Reader
125

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

11 out of 11 people think this is helpful.
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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Eclipse
0

Thanks for the diagram

Your Answer

Related Questions

Escort
Looking for a Used Escort in your area?
CarGurus has 739 nationwide Escort listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 430
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 330
#3 LouB
LouB
Reputation 230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus"
1,634 Great Deals out of 62,193 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escape"
1,727 Great Deals out of 62,400 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic"
891 Great Deals out of 47,679 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang"
1,099 Great Deals out of 26,816 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord"
1,407 Great Deals out of 79,793 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus"
618 Great Deals out of 19,545 listings starting at $899.99
Used Ford Fiesta"
338 Great Deals out of 18,139 listings starting at $5,995
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,228 Great Deals out of 45,458 listings starting at $990
Used Nissan Altima"
1,729 Great Deals out of 73,783 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Ranger"
340 Great Deals out of 7,108 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry"
2,009 Great Deals out of 76,099 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150"
2,116 Great Deals out of 183,805 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer"
1,140 Great Deals out of 45,189 listings starting at $1,499