Put an 18mm wrench on the lower tensioner belt and rotate CCW to loosen the tension. Remove the belt from around the alternator pulley, and slowly release the tensioner. Unwrap the belt from all the pulleys and install the new belt following the belt diagram located near the radiator support. ALWAYS make sure the grooved side of the belt is contacting the grooved pulleys, and the smooth side of the belt is contacting the smooth pulleys (Idler pulleys). Groove to Groove -- Smooth to Smooth
To change the serpentine belt on a 1988 Mercury Cougar, first take a picture of how the old belt is put on. Then, loosen the nut on the tension pulley and remove the old belt. Use the picture to route the serpentine belt in the same pattern as before. Tighten up the nut on the tension pulley.
The 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 1991 Mercury Cougar has a timing CHAIN
You have to release your tensioners in order to release your serpentine belt. When you put the belt back on you have to follow the diagram on the hood of your car.
In the belt book at most autoparts stores have a diagram section for serpentine belt routing.
The Haynes Repair Manuals would have a diagram of the serpentine belt on a 94 Mercury Cougar XR7. You can find the manual at your local library, book store, or most auto parts stores.
Plug in your seatbelt.
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when the belt has no slack in it
The 4 cylinder has a timing belt
The seat belt motor is located on the lower panel behind the front seats. Get in the back seat sitting it will be just above ankle height.
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Use a socket and ratchet on the 1991 Astro vans serpentine belt tensioner pulley to pull it to the side, letting tension off of the belt. remove the belt and pun the new belt on. Release the tension to hold the new belt on.
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Place a wrench on the pulley that pulls the belt tight. Its not the A/c, alternater, water pump, or fan but the other one. This should make the belt loose then pull it off. Replace with a new belt. Ensure that the belt is in the correct sequence as it was before.
Loosen the tensioner using a 3/8" drive, and off she comes. Follow the diagram on the passenger side strut tower to make sure you install the new belt correctly
It must have a timing chain because Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) only lists a timing belt for the 4 cylinder engine on a 2000 Mercury Cougar
On a 3.3l the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt. On a 3.0l the water pump is driven by the timing belt.
My alternator stopped recharging my battery but I can't take the tension off my serpentine belt to put my alternator back on.
I use a flat bar to push up on the tensioner so I can get the belt loosened to take it off. Standing in front of your car with the hood raised, look to either side of the top of the radiator, there is usually a diagram showing how to replace the belt.
Mine on the 98 is a belt. It is behind the serpentine belt under covers on the front of the engine.