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Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

Q. Trying to change the alternator on a 1998 Ford Escort SE. How do you get the tension off the belt. We've loosened the bolt.

Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

A. Okay, here's what you need to do:

Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

REMOVAL:

  1. Relieve the drive belt tension.
    • Use a (A) ratchet or breaker bar inserted in the square hole in the drive belt tensioner flange.
    • Rotate the (B) drive belt tensioner in a clockwise motion to release belt tension.
  2. Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive belt routing pulley and then the remaining accessory pulleys.

INSTALLATION:

  1. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner in a clockwise motion.
  3. Slip the drive belt under the belt idler pulley and release the tool. Remove the tool from the drive belt tensioner.

Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

Ford Escort Serpintine Belt

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