Windstar 3.8 serpentine belt is tensioned by a belt tensioner. This is a pulley about 4" in diameter toward the back of the engine with a built in spring that pivots the pulley toward the back of the engine keeping the belt tight. there is no adjustment. Put a long rod into the gap just to the right of the pulley and rotate the pulley upwards by pushing down. You will be pushing against the spring. This also allows removal of the belt.
Replace or tighten the A/C belt. If equipped with a serpentine belt, replace it.
No your timing belt/chain is different from your serpentine belt. Just make sure the groves on the belt match the groves on the pullies. Other wise you will have premature belt failure.
the only belt with a tensioner is the timing belt, to tighten the alt belt loosen the adjustment bolt then tap the alt back then retighten the bolt
One belt in two configurations. One for cars with AC and one for cars without.
If you're certain that the sound is from the serpentine belt you should check the belt tensioner. A weak tensioner spring will result in slipping and a noisy belt.
i have a 96 windstar, 3800cc, maybe about the same, take a long prybar to the slot on top of back component, maybe power steering pump on yours, it will be on a tension spring, push down. this should give enough slack to get the belt on or off, if not loosen the altenater bolts just enough to give another quarter inch.
replacing achieva serpentine on a 96i have a 96 and you have to completely remove the motor mount and all of the bolts holding it on the engine to replace the belt,also carefully jack up the engine since it will fall on the ground if you take off the mount
loosen the pulley, side the belt off, slide the new one on, tighten the pulley
A shop manual.
96 grand Cherokee doesnt have a fan belt, its a serpentine belt. And if you look down to the right of the fan there is a pully which acts as the tensioner, youll use a socket to loosen it up and then youll be able to slide the old belt off. Keep the box from the new belt so you can see how the new belt loops around each pulley. Be sure to tighten the belt pretty tight so it has minimal play or youll get some sqeaking whenever you run your AC.
There is a tension pulley located on the left side and down about half way down with a arm attached to it, you have to pull the tension arm up to release the belt. actually on the 96 model it not that simple just to change the serpentine belt you have to disconnect MOTOR MOUNT before you can remove belt i know that sound crazy but i have a 96 acheiva sc v6 that i change belt on not pretty!
There should be a diagram of the belt's routing somewhere under the hood. There is on my Aurora.
It's on the radiator shroud or brace, on the right of the fan.
Unless your '03 is drastically different from my '96, no. The water pump is generally driven by the serpentine belt.
Use a 3/8 drive rachet to push down on the belt tentioner it goes right in the tensioner,,While holding it down remove the serpentine belt.
96 windstar 3.8 oil pressure switch is located under power steering pump. Remove serpentine belt and alternator. Remove PS pump pulley with special puller to get access to PS pump bolts. Drain PS pump and remove PS hoses. Remove PS pump.
The Windstar engines all use a timing CHAIN - meaning you do not have to change as a part of regular maintenance.You shouldn't have to change a timing chain unless there a significant engine failure.
A/C or air suspension? A/C follow the routing of the serpentine belt - usually on the lower end of engine Air suspension??
Use a 15mm closed end wrench on the tensioner pulley bolt and rotate the tensioner arm away from the drive belt. Remove the old belt and release the tensioner slowly so that it will not snap back and ruin it.
Serpentine / accessory drive belts price around $15-30.Don't go cheap on this particular item.See "Related Questions" below for tons more about Sable serpentine belts.
Loosen the bolt on the tensioner pulley until the pulley freely slides along it's track. Put the belt on, paying close attention to the diagram that should be on the inside of your hood on a sticker. If you don't have one, don't worry, the belt will only fit when it is "wrapped" the correct way. Once you get the belt on, it will still be pretty loose. You will need to tighten it using the tensioner pulley. Make sure the tensioner pulley is tightened down completely.
should be on the bottom of the hood or on the top of the fender inside the engine compartment on a sticker, sometimes they have them in the door jams as well
I need to know the best way to remove and install the new window motor for a 96 Ford Windstar drivers side. Ray