How do you change serpentine belt on a 1996 Thunder bird?
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
If your t-bird is like mine, it will have a star bold which you
will need specialty tools for.