First, make sure you have the right size belt. If you've modified your engine, or the previous owner modified it, you'll have to measure out the new length. If you have to measure, use a semstress's tape and route per the diagram under the hood. If the diagram sticker is missing or damaged, your owners manual or a shop manual from an auto parts store should have one.
Second, buy your belt, and start it per the diagram, waiting for the tensioner last. The tensioner usually has a 1/2" square recess that a 1/2" drive rachet/breaker bar etc will fit in. Twisting the tensioner in the correct direction will allow slack for the last bit of belt to slide on. Release the tensioner, and you are done.
Most newer model cars have arrows and needle pointers on the tensioner to prevent turning too far or the wrong way. The tensioner will flex in both directions, but was only designed to allow sufficient slack in one direction. Make sure you replace the belt per the diagram, having your water pump/altenator/power steering pump turn the wrong way could lead to more expensive repairs.
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First and foremost, make sure you have a diagram before removing the old belt. If there isn
It should show in the book that came with the truck.
Can someone tell me how to install the serpentine belt on a 2006 ford fusion? I need an answer ASAP. Thanks
Remove serpentine belt. Remove pulley. Install new pulley. Install serpentine belt.
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I need a diagram on a 2008 Ford F150 truck side mirror's motor and how to install it
most vehicles have the belt routing under the hood if this is no longer available some auto part stores have a manual [book] that will show this
A diagram to help you to install the serpentine belt in the 2002 Ford Taurus can be found in most Chilton's repair manuals for that model and year of vehicle. You can also find the diagram in many service stations.
look at the diagram that's on the fan shroud
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