The new belt might be slightly shorter than your old belt but both should have the same configuration. When I accelerate to fast, it is as if it misses a gear and jerks forward. Anyway, I put a link in the 'related links' section that shows… You change the belt when it becomes worn. I have to pull forward into my parking place at home, so now I am afraid it will not shift into reverse the next time I drive it. This car's splash guard has been damaged and needs some repair to help keep water from getting on the belt again. How to tell if a timing belt tensioner is bad 6 steps image titled tell if a timing belt tensioner is bad step 1.
Start with the crankshaft pulley and end with the tensioner roller pulley. I hate the vibration of the car, and I honestly thought that it needed a tune up, but I could be wrong on that one. In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a serpentine belt tensioner. Locate the automatic belt tensioner on the front of the engine. If I had to pay a tow truck every time I would be in the poor house. The belt is tensioned to the front of the engine by a belt tensioner device that keeps the proper amount of tension on the belt at all times.
I used pliers on that one. Then you could also pull it off from the top as well. If the belt breaks, all accessories stop working. The cams can be aligned by using the slots on the end of the cams nearest the coil pack. They have several of those plastic push buttons. In this video, we do remove the serpentine belt totally.
Not worth it if your belt is easy to get to, but you screw them on labor on cars like this. You could probably do this without jacking the car up, but it's a lot easier to access it, if you take the wheel off. The first thing you're going to want before you do this repair is a belt diagram and we have a nice one made up for you right here. I would have to set the emergency brake, disengage brake, put the car in drive and move forward a little; it will then go in reverse. Look at the tensioner and insert the tool into it and apply opposing pressure to release the belt.
Bolt head is 14 mm It wil … l take some work but get the old belt off the car. Now, slip the belt onto the crank pulley. If the movement is more than that,then the belt is stretched and needs replaced. It is now worse than ever, and the Ford dealer claims there is nothing wrong with it. It can be replaced at 120,000 mi. Once you get all of this out of the way, it will make your job 100% easier. Push the tensioner pulley back to release position and with the aide of an assistant, position the belt on the remainder of the pulleys.
Change worn-out timing belts with Gates Timing Belt Kit. The most important thing is if its on a 3. Switching to new ones enhances Engine performance and proficiently minimizes the risk the worn out component damaging other car components. Use the tensioner release tool from underneath and rotate it towards the rear of the engine until you meet the lower heater hose. Hope this helps let me know. By releasing tension on this pulley, you can remove the belt.
You can see Don, is working the wrench with the right hand and then using his left hand to push the belt up onto the crank pulley. I am glad that the car has an electric fan because one time I ended up driving it 30 miles home almost 45-60 minutes. With the pressure released it should just slide off. Now slip it around the tensioner, over the water pump. Once you've done that just put the splash pan back up and bolt it back in place.
I recently had a problem with the transmission and the Ford dealer put some part in it and claimed they fixed it. Does anyone have a diagram or know where I can find one on the web. Use a light to make sure the belt is fully on all 5 grooves of every single pulley before you start the car. After it is relieved of tension, the belt can be removed. The owners manual shows nothing and the Haynes manual has been pretty much wothless through out this task.