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How do you change serpentine belt on a 1996 Thunder bird?

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2012-12-04 21:04:04

If you look at the engine bay where your alternator is, you will

see a bracket with a small bolt that's about 4-6" long, and

threaded, it's usually a 13mm or so. This is your belt tensioner

bolt, loosen this bolt until the belt slacks up enough to remove

it, put your new belt on, then tighten the same bolt till the belt

is good and snug. Serpentine belts need a little more snugness than

the standard "old time" belts. Remember which way the belt comes

off, how it winds it's way over and under all those pulleys. Hope

this helps

If your t-bird is like mine, it will have a star bold which you

will need specialty tools for.

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