How do i put back a serpentine belt on a 2012 Ford focus 2.0L diesel

Asked by Feb 01, 2015 at 12:45 PM about the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It had fallen off while driving

4 Answers

10,360

there should be a belt routing diagram under the hood some place. a sticker on the fan shroud or somewhere right in the front. you will need a wrench, some use a 3/8 drive square head and some use a regular bolt head. this will be to loosen the belt tensioner. once you have the belt routed you will loosen the tensioner and slip the belt back on.

10,360

/The bigger question, is why did it fall off? better check all of the pulleys to make sure one of them isn't bad. the car seems pretty new to have a pulley bearing go bad, but anything is possible.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
18,745

Everything Mike said above is sound advice, and to reiterate what he asked, why did the old belt fall off? Check that the idler pulley and belt tensioner pulley are good. Check the other accessory pulleys (alternator, power steering, AC compressor) are also good and none have any wobble or bad bearings. If you have a high-mileage motor, you may want to replace the belt tensioner and idler pulleys along with your new belt, they're cheap and it's good insurance - and you're already into that area of the engine.

15

he didn't ask that. If you'd like to throw all that unsolicited information fine, but answer his question first.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Focus

Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 58,134 nationwide Focus listings starting at $800.

ZIP:

Search Ford Focus Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,260
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 880
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,043 Great Deals out of 76,005 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
817 Great Deals out of 69,451 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fiesta
188 Great Deals out of 17,138 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Cruze
892 Great Deals out of 92,507 listings starting at $3,950
Used Ford Mustang
555 Great Deals out of 42,477 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Corolla
949 Great Deals out of 66,777 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Escape
1,326 Great Deals out of 85,698 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mazda MAZDA3
354 Great Deals out of 28,253 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
963 Great Deals out of 74,534 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Elantra
635 Great Deals out of 52,158 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Camry
1,166 Great Deals out of 95,447 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,034 Great Deals out of 82,410 listings starting at $670
Used Volkswagen GTI
116 Great Deals out of 6,188 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,110 Great Deals out of 82,177 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus Titanium For Sale
657 listings starting at $17,995
2016 Ford Focus Titanium For Sale
516 listings starting at $14,898
2015 Ford Focus Titanium For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 121 listings starting at $12,422
2014 Ford Focus Titanium For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 241 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Ford Focus Titanium For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 160 listings starting at $7,990