Just put a socket on the tensioning pulley and it will lossen the drive belt nope....wrong answer, socket and rachet wont have clearance. this is a Lincoln, not a chevy...
a standard wrench (either 15 mm or 5/8 in. ), using the box-end of the wrench, place it on the tensioner pulley mount bolt (you will need a very long wrench to move the AC line up against the fender while you fit the wrench onto the pulley, you want the wrench placed in a 12:30-1:00 o'clock position), with wrench in place as mentioned, you will take the very long wrench used to move the AC line, and place the boxed-end of the long wrench onto the open-end of the wrench on the pulley. if you dont understand how this works, ask a handyman/mechanic to show you how to use the long wrench as leverage. idea is you dont have room for any other manner except to go buy a tool for this that costs 80.00 usd.
second thing to consider is this: on the plastic plate covering the radiator and fan should be a California EMISSIONS sticker, if not, then you have a federal vehicle, I.E., out of state. the two models of this year use different belts. hint:federal has ONLY ONE serpentine belt, other has smaller serpentine plus one v-belt.
SOURCE:BACK-YARD MECHANIC AND OWNER OF THIS FINE AUTOMOBILE (AT LEAST AFTER I FINISH RESTORING IT)...
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.
On a 1997 Lincoln Continental : The Gates website only lists one part number for the serpentine belt
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.
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