You don't. The 2001 Lincoln Continental does not have a timing belt it has a chain. The cam is driven by a chain that requires no maintenance.
Draw a scetch of the belt path first first. Remove the 4 bolt pully that will not allow the removal of the belt. Install new belt and replace pully.
turn belt tensioner clockwise to loosen there is a special tool you can get as loaner tool
The belt tensioner should have a single mounting bolt. After removing the serpentine belt, the bolt can be removed to take the tensioner off.
On a 1997 Lincoln Continental : The Gates website only lists one part number for the serpentine belt
Here is the link: http://www.oemwire.com/Help_Pages/Replace_Serpentine_Belt_2001_Lincoln_Continental
The 1998 Lincoln Continental belt tensioner assembly is held in place by three retaining bolts. Remove the retaining bolts. The belt tensioner will come off.
There is a diagram on the hood, to remove the belt look to the left behind the strut tower. There is a tentioner there and you release the tention by moving it with a wrench or socket.
Lincoln is havn`t timing belt,there only chain :-)
How to remove and install the serpentine belt on 1991 Chevy Blazer with AC?
they have electric fans