Most cars and trucks today have what is called a serpentine belt which runs most accessories.They are very dependable and usually easy to replace. To decide if your belt needs replacing, simply look at the grooved side of the belt to see if it is cracking badly. A couple of cracks every 3 inches is normal, but if you see cracks every 1-2 inches I would recommend that you replace it. On most cars and trucks the procedure is basically the same. First off, get the correct belt by bringing your cars VIN number to the parts store(located on your cars dashboard) the parts store may need it. If there are two choices, get them both so you can complete the repair. Once you have the correct belt, take a minute to review how the belt runs across the pulleys and also check to see if your car/ truck has a underhood diagram of belt routing in case you need it. In most cases you will need a socket wrench or breaker bar with either a 3/8" and /or 1/2" head on it and possibly a short extension. Some models may require a wrench of these similar sizes.Now that you are ready to go to work, you will need to find the spring loaded tensioner which is generally located near the top of the belt path; it usually has a shinny pulley on it. Look at the tensioner and insert the tool into it and apply opposing pressure to release the belt.Now, simply install the new belt making sure it fits into the grooves on all the pulleys. Start the car to check it and you are done and you saved yourelf some money!
do you have a diagram
I need a diagram to replace the serpentine belt on my 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 DOHC. Where do I go to find this diagram specific to my car?
I finally went to the Ford parts department and they provided me with the diagram to replace the belt. Thanks anyway.
This car will use a timing belt.
NO! The 1999 Ford Escort 2.0 liter is not an Interferance engine. Replace the belt at 120,000 miles.NO! The 1999 Ford Escort 2.0 liter is not an Interferance engine. Replace the belt at 120,000 miles.
The best way would be to take it to your Ford dealership.
muchplay the altenator belt should have
about $ 400
how do you chance a serpentine belt on a 1996 ford escort
It's just a rubber belt with round teeth on it.
There should be a placard with a diagram of the routing of the belt, located under the hood.
It will cost approximately $500 to change the timing belt in your 2002 escort. The exact cost is dependent upon several factors.
I am looking to replace my timing belt on my 2002 Ford svt focus. I need a diagram or step by step process.
129 teeth use a gates timing belt best on to buy
These belts are not repairable. When worn, replace with a new one.
When I had mine done it was $297 parts and labor.
You get a new one? Http://www.teamzx2.com
$300 give or take $20 depending on where you take it.
97 ford escort 2000 timing belt replacement
belt - Gates ( they manufacture timing belts etc. ) show to inspect belt at 120,000 miles and replace if necessary
About $300 for just the belt. $599 for the belt, new water pump and idler and tesioner pullies.
Not sure what you mean. If you mean the serpentine accessory belt on the engine you fasten a 3/8 inch ratchet on the tensioner and pull it towards the front to release the tension then you can take it off the pulleys.
how do you align the crank pulley in reference to the cam pulley on a 2002 escort?