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How do you release the belt tensioner on a 1999 Ford Taurus to install the belt?

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2015-07-15 20:45:36
2015-07-15 20:45:36
See "Related Questions" below for much more about dealing with Taurus - Sable serpentine belts & tensioners

BEST advise! Go to your nearest AutoZone Store and ask for a Serpentine Belt Tool: OEM27115.

You may borrow the tool for free, just leave a $25.00 deposit which is returned to you when you bring it back to them. With this tool the job is child's play.

Put the 15mm socket on the tension pulley bolt and pull the tool in a clockwise direction to releive the tension on the belt. Two people(4 hands) will make the job much easier.

Look on the bottom side of the hood of your car for the diagram showing the routing of the belt. You should have the new belt on in less than a half hour.

You can even do it in their parking lot. No other tools are necessary.

! Joe

A 15mm Crescent Wrench (THE ROUND END) will fit into the VERY NARROW AREA. The reservoir should be moved to give more space...Leave the Large

Hose attached (if possible)...Make the LOOP over the ALTERNATOR your last

obstacle... While pulling forward on the Tension - Loop the Alternator and

you're DONE.. Del

Dayco.com has belt diagrams & tensioner information available online - see "Related Questions" below

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Note:The drivebelt routing decal on the radiator shroud to help during drivebelt install * To replace the belt rotate the tensioner pulley clockwise to release belt tension * Remove the belt from the auxiliary components and slowly release the tensioner * Route the new belt over the various pulleys again rotating the tensioner to allow the belt to be installed then release the belt tensioner

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The battery should be disconnected. The belt tensioner is spring loaded, using a socket and wrench, pull to the side to release the tension. Remove the old belt. Install the new belt over the pulleys the same direction that the old one went. Release tensioner and reconnect the battery.


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