You don't have an alternator belt, it is called a serpentine belt. It is very easy to change on the Z-tec engine, you just loosen up the tensioner pully bolt (turn it with a wrench) and the belt will come right off. look on the belt diagram sticker on the engine if you don't know where the tensioner pully is.
They don't have a belt diagram sticker on this vehicle so take care to remember how belt is put on or track down diagram on line, also much easier to install if raised in the air since tensioner is on bottom of vehicle
Steps to Replace 2003 ZX2 Serpetine Belt:
Make sure you need to replace the belt. My factory manual says cracks in the Vs is okay. Only missing chunks indicate the belt should be replaced.
Before removing the old belt, make sure you have a diagram. It would take a long time to figure it out from scratch. (Best I can tell, there's a difference between early and late ZX2s. Maybe Escort too.)
Remove the left wheel and remove the splash shield.
Use a 13mm wrench on the bolt at the center of the tensioner pulley and turn the tensioner clockwise to take tension off the belt and remove the old belt.
String the new belt over all pulleys except for the water pump. (A straightened coat hanger wire with a hook bent on the end is a good tool to get the belt positioned.)
The final belt routing requires that the wrench that is turning the tensioner clockwise be held in the wheel well as the belt is positioned over the water pump from under the hood. An extra person would be best, but I used a vise-grip to block the wrench while I went under the hood.
Not a bad task. Most of my time was spent deciding that I had to remove the wheel.
I need to change out the alternator on my 2001 f150 supercrew. how do I do it?
when do you change cam belt and when do you change timing change
Remove the alternator belt from your 1996 Ford Ranger alternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
The alternator belt is classed as a "stretchy" belt by Ford and is not re-usable.
how do i change the alternator in my 2001 ford focus?
Remove the belt by using a 3/8 ratchet in the belt tensioner below the alternator. Insert the ratchet into the tensioner and push to loosen the belt. When the belt is loose, remove it from the alternator. Remove the electrical connections from the alternator. Then remove the 3 mounting bolts. The alternator should now be diaconnected from the engine. Installation is the reverse.
The 2.3 liter DOHC engine in a 2002 Ford Ranger has a TIMING CHAIN
take off the drivers side tire, then the plastic splash gaurd. alternator will be right there
it's all one belt
How do you change the alternator on a 1996 ford F350 diesel
1/2"breaker bar for belt tensioner,10mmsocket ,ratchet
The alternator is belt driven off the front of the engine.
I believe the Explorer does NOT use a timing belt, but rather a timing chain
You have to install a new belt tensioner.
The belt turning the alternator which is recharging the battery.
It is located directly below the alternator on the right (passenger) side of the engine.
How to route Ford Fiesta 1998 Zetec alternator belt
No. The serpentine belt controls A/C, alternator, water pump, power steering pump, and that is it. And if the belt is replaced properly, it will not cause damage to anything.
Ford fiesta change the repenting belt
how do you replace the alternator on a 2002 ford escape,without having to remove the the right side intermediate axle shaft?
which one the power steering,alternator,crank or a/c,crank?
steps to replace alternator on 2003 ford d150
to change the one below alternator you need to take belt off take alternator out and bracket to get at it. the tensioner pulley you need to take belt off loosen the three bolt on assembly the pulley itself has reverse threads on it it would be a good idea to change both of them
The alternator on a Ford E150 van is replaced by loosing the retaining bolts, removing the belt, disconnecting the wiring harness, and unbolting the alternator. A replacement alternator can then be put into place and reattached.