I found the instructions in a Chiltons #26242 book on Ford Escort/Tracer. I found it easier to remove the alternator as there is a idler pulley hidden beneath it that is a real bugger to get the belt around. Once I solved this problem everything else was easy. The tension pulley that Ford installed really helped as you don't have to adjust the belt.
Remove the neg battery cable, then the belt.Then the wiring and mounting bolts,
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No there is not. The only located on the alternator is the voltage regulator.
It's on the back of the alternator
No - not at all similar
1997 escort tranny's are a breed of their own you must replace it with a 1997 transmission.
It will cost approximately $450 to replace the clutch in your 1997 Ford Escort. The clutch will cost approximately $200 and require four hours of labor to install.
Check Chilton's Ford Escort/Tracer 1991-99 Repair Manual.
The firing order of a 1997 Ford Escort is 4,1,2,3
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