there are two tensioners, the serpentine tensioner and the timing belt tensioner. the timing belt tensioner is behind the timing belt cover ;)
Install a new tensioner pulley. If a serpentine belt is loose then the spring in the tensioner pulley is probably weak or the tensioner pulley is hanging up on something. Have fun! Chris
This is the escort forum not the E 150 forum.
It could be due to a vacuum leak or a faulty idler or tensioner bearing on the serpentine belt.
http://www.clubfte.com/users/racerguy/zetecbelt.gif number 5 is the tensioner
Replace the tensioner pulley
The tensioner is spring loaded and there is provision for tightening it. To take it off take the bolt out that attatches it to the engine.
Check that the CKP Crankshaft position sender wasn't knocked out of alignment when you put on the belt. It is at the 10 o'clock position.
how do you chance a serpentine belt on a 1996 ford escort
The correct belt tension will be maintained by the belt tensioner. The tension is not adjustable on this car.
I'm not a mechanic but I just had to have the belt tensioner replaced on my 99 ZX2. There are no other adjustments.
Replace belt tensioner. Three 13mm bolts in a triangular pattern, after you remove belt of course
Release the tension by applying a 3/8 inch ratchet into the tensioner bar. Pull it towards you and take off the belt.
If it's the timing belt tensioner then you have to loosen the tensioner bolt and then use a 1/4 inch hex bit and turn the tensioner clock wise. Be sure to turn the tensioner only counter clockwise to retension and align the 2 pointers. The alternator or serpentine belt tensioner requires a 13 mm wrench to turn the tensioner counter clockwise to release the tension.
You need a new belt tensioner. A bent belt tensioner will eventually break and cause the serpentine belt to come off. You will experience a loss of power steering, your A/C compressor will stop working and your battery will die as well seeing as your alternator will not be driven. All those items are powered by your serpentine belt.
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Away from the serpentine belt
do you have a diagram
The tensioner for the serpentine belt is a bracket with a pulley on it at the top left side of the engine in front. It has a 3/8 bracket to put a ratchet on. The tensioner pulley is spring loaded and once you have released the tension on the belt through the ratchet point the belt can be slipped off. The tensioner for the timing belt is inside the timing cover about midway on the engine.
Loosen the tensioner bolt, let the spring loaded tensioner contact the belt. Then tight the tensioner bolt.
I need a diagram to replace the serpentine belt on my 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 DOHC. Where do I go to find this diagram specific to my car?
Not sure what you mean. If you mean the serpentine accessory belt on the engine you fasten a 3/8 inch ratchet on the tensioner and pull it towards the front to release the tension then you can take it off the pulleys.
this question is not clear as to what exactly it wants as an answer. Here is an attempt to assist you. there are two tensioners used on the zx2; one for the timing belt and the other for the serpentine belt (these are two different things) the tensioner for the timing belt is located underneath the timing cover. It uses a 10mm wrench to loosen. The tensioner is further adjusted by using an allen key in the hex hole on the tensioner. the tensioner for the serpentine belt is a smooth pulley located just above the A/C compressor pulley and just below the power steering pulley. To move the tensioner will require a 13mm socket wrench rotated in a clockwise motion.
the tensioner pulley is best reached from under the cars front end passenger side. This is a two man or excuse me woman job. The tensioner is spring loaded and a long handled tool works best, I believe I used a 13 mm