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Old October 7th, 2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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01 escort serpentine belt - HELP!

Ok...I already have the belt, and now the tool to do the job (well, for my bf to do the job:tonka: ). Any ideas on the easiest way (other than paying $80 for it) to change the serp belt? Looks like a pain in the arse to me...
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Old October 7th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #2
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i was going to type it all but i thought you might like to look at pictures:

Automatic Tensioners have 90 to 150 foot pounds of torque
so be carful and dont slip with the wrench

that arm (spring tensionser) i think yours in mounted on the water pump or bracket
all you have to do turn it to make slack for the belt, remember the correct route for new belt
i think its eaiser than changing oil



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Old October 8th, 2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thanks xj, but that's not anything like mine. Actually, went here http://www.rldassociates.com/zx2/howto/belt.htm and got the instructions and diagram needed. Took about an hour, but it's done now (and only really cost me $25). Good thing tho, cause the old one was shot!!
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Old October 8th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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You probably have to remove the engine mount to do it. You may not, but it's alot easier without it there.

Use a jack and block of wood and support the oil pan. Remove mount and bracket, and change belt accordingly.
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