The drive pulley for the fan, a/c, alt., water pump belt, I belive a 12 or 13mm wrench on the pulley for the tensioner and pull it so the tension is removed from the belt. Easily done if you remove the passenger side tire, and the two screws on the plastic shield covering the engine near the oil filter, in the wheelwell. Have fun, contours give me a headache!!
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The 1996 Ford 5.0 liter engine timing marks can be found on the main pulley. The timing marks will be scattered around the outside of the pulley.
The 2.0 liter 4 cylinder has a timing BELT and the 2.5 liter V6 has a timing CHAIN
The 1996 Geo Tracker 1.6 liter engine timing marks can be found on the outside of the main pulley. The timing marks will be scattered around the pulley.
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On my 94, the tension bar is between the passenger wheel well and the motor, towards the bottom. Use a wrench to lift the tension bar, and the belt should loosen up. On my 95 Corsica 2.2 4cyl, the tension pulley is DOWN and to the LEFT of the alternator pulley. The space in between the bolt on the pulley and the side of the engine compartment is to small for a socket. I used a box wrench and turned CLOCKWISE.
Look at the top and left of the motor. It's easy to get to. The tension pulley is right below the alternator.
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The bolt on the idler pull loosens the normal direction, lefty loosey on the ford ranger 3.0 engine. If you look lower, you'll notice the tension pulley. You can tell it's the tension pulley by the pivoter arm that it's bolted to. Take the proper size wrench or socket, and turn clockwise as if you were to tighten it. It takes a little bit of force, but the whole arm assembly should turn down taking tension off the belt. You can then slide the serpentine off of the idler pulley and remove the pulley.
There should be a tension pulley that keeps the belt tight. I have used a ratchet socket to release the tension. The belt can then be slipped off the pulley. Be sure to note the way the belt is wrapped around the various pulleys before doing this. It can be confusing to figure this out afterwards.
According to the 1996 Ford Contour Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.0 liter four cylinder engine takes ( 4.5 U.S. quarts / 4.25 liters of 5W-30 ) The 2.5 liter V6 engine takes ( 5.5 U.S. quarts / 5.2 liters of 5W-30 )
Looking down from the passenger side at the front of the engine you will see crankshaft pulley on the lower left, then the tensioner pulley, then the alternator. It has a pulley on one end and then the arm and on the other end is a 3/8 inch square hole to fit a ratchet in to release the tension to get the serpentine belt off. Looking down on it from the top you will see it. It's an arm about 7 inches long with a round pulley on the end of it. It presses down on the belt to take out the slack.
Under the hood of the truck. There will be a sticker with a diagram of your pulley system.Just follow the path the belt takes in the drawing.You will need I believe a 13mm socket for your tension pulley.
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No. The Contour is a front-wheel drive car, and the Ranger is rear wheel drive.
put the belt on all the pulleys except the tension pulley, insert a 3/8" ratchet into the side of the tension pulley(there will be a square slot), turn it till you can slip belt over the pulley, and once you do, let off of the pulley and it should stay on there, provided you routed it right. Correction: I'll make this a lot easier. Go to autozone.com and look up your make and model. They have serpentine belt diagrams for the 4 and 6 cylinder berettas.
You can borrow a serp. belt tool from autozone, but you can also get by with a 15mm wrench. (use the open end--closed end wrench won't fit.) Just turn the bolt on the tension pulley to the right as you are pushing down & the whole pulley will move down & release the tension. (The tension pulley is the smooth surfaced pulley located to the left & down from the alternator & up & left of the water pump) To put it back on, have the belt in place on the other pulleys & take up any slack. Then do the same thing as above & slide the belt back over the tension pulley. If you have someone there to help you, you can also put the belt around all the pulleys except the one on the alternator and have your helper slip the belt over the alt. pulley as you are taking the tension off. Oh, and before you start, be sure to make a diagram of how the belt goes around the pulleys.
No, a 1996 hood will not fit a 1998 because the hood goes around the headlights on each car that are different.
We recently replaced the serpentine belt on our 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. We were able to place a wrench (I believe it was 9/16") on the tensioner pulley and apply pressure so the pulley released tension on the belt. This however did no allow enough slack to install the new belt so we removed the idler pulley at the top center of the engine. With the idler pulley removed we were able to route the belt and with the tension released on the tensioner pulley, routed the belt under the idler pulley and reinstalled the idler pulley, then released the tensioner pulley and the belt was installed. Be sure to note the exact route of the old belt before removal so the new belt follows the same path. Hope this helps.
I don't believe there is an idler pulley on that model, just a tensioner pulley
Hey Julie==It needs to be checked out as to what happened. There is supposed to be spring tension on the idler pulley. GoodluckJoe
The heater switch on a 1996 Ford Contour is under the passenger side dash. It is located behind the glove box.
The V6 will take about 6.5 quarts of oil for a complete oil change with filter. =========================================================== According to the 1996 Ford Contour Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.5 liter V6 engine takes ( 5.5 U.S. quarts , 5W-30 PREFERRED )
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The 1996 Chevy 1.3 liter engine timing marks can be found on the front main pulley and on the flywheel. The timing marks will be scattered around the outside of both locations.