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How do you replace the belt tensioner on a 3.8L Ford Thunderbird?


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2010-12-12 22:24:12
2010-12-12 22:24:12

On my Taurus 3.0 engine, I used a wrench on the pulley bolt, and a pry bar to remove tension, allowing me to remove the belt. Then I used a star pattern socket to remove the nut.

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LOOK! It is right there applying tension to the belt. If you can't find it, then you have no business attempting to replace it.

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its simple on the v8 loosen the tensioner and pull off the belt.. to replace if you dont have a belt routing diagram buy your belt from a napa store and they should be able to give you a diagram

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Disconnect the battery. Rotate the belt tensioner to release the belt. Have a helper remove the belt while holding the tensioner. Replace the belt, putting the new one on over the pulleys in the same direction. The tensioner can now be released.


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