I just did this today (Jan 1, 2005) here is how I did it. Tools: 10mm box end wrench ratchet handle 10mm socket 10mm deep socket (much easier for one bolt) 1/2" socket 13mm box end wrench tire ramps or a floor jack with stands 1. Jack up car and disconnect the negative (black) battery cable. use 10mm wrench to loosen terminal clamp. 2. Remove the 5 or six dust shroud bolts on the passenger side, 10mm socket, set dust shroud aside. 3. Remove the 2 hanging bolts on the coolant resivoir (the deep socket and a extension bar are helpful here) set the resivoir (with tubing still attached) aside. 4. Now you can easily get to the accessory belt. Follow the procedure on this (http://www.rldassociates.com/zx2/howto/belt.htm) page to get the v-ribbed belt off. 5. Remove the two molex plugs, use a flat head screwdrive to lift the catches on these plugs. Just below these two, locate the positive lead from the alt. it has a soft red cap. Use the 10mm socket to take it off. 6. There are 3 gold tone mounting bolts for the alternator, 1 up top, 2 underneath, use the 1/2" to take off the bottom two and then support the alt. while you take out the top one. 7. Its free! It might take a little rotation to get it out past the lines. 8. Hang onto the junk alternator, it fetches a core charge for up to 75$ Autozone will sell you another one for 109 plus tax (with the old one) 9. Retrace your steps with the new one and your off. GOOD LUCK! (if the link should be broken, the tensioner pulley is just above a/c compressor, pull on it with a 13mm wrench towards the back of the car to loosen the belt)
how do you chance a serpentine belt on a 1996 ford escort
Only if your alternator is not working properly. If you are always charging your battery, check your alternator belt. That was the solution for my escort, a new $10.00 belt.
lossen belt tentioner
when do you change cam belt and when do you change timing change
I found the instructions in a Chiltons #26242 book on Ford Escort/Tracer. I found it easier to remove the alternator as there is a idler pulley hidden beneath it that is a real bugger to get the belt around. Once I solved this problem everything else was easy. The tension pulley that Ford installed really helped as you don't have to adjust the belt.
it has a timing chain usually on the passenger side of the engine behind the alternator
It will cost approximately $500 to change the timing belt in your 2002 escort. The exact cost is dependent upon several factors.
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.
I need to change out the alternator on my 2001 f150 supercrew. how do I do it?
water pump is located under timing belt cover! change it when you change the belt.
you might want to try and change belt pully tensioner
Try going to autozone.com in their repairs section they show diagrams of belts.
97 ford escort 2000 timing belt replacement
This is the escort forum not the E 150 forum.
how do you change 2004 kia sorento alternator belt
It has a timing belt
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. The alternator belt will become loose. Remove the alternator belt. Put the new alternator belt on and reverse the process.
Serpentine belt diagrams for the 1994 Ford Escort 1.9 liter can be found on AutoZone under the Repair Help section. It also gives step-by-step instructions on how to change the belt.
it should be checked every 3rd oil change 5-10000 km
depends on whats wrong. if changing 1. disconnect battery 2. remove serpentine belt 3. disconnect and remove alternator 4. replace
The alternator belt is classed as a "stretchy" belt by Ford and is not re-usable.
how do i set the timing on a 1995 ford escort LX??
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.