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how to replace ford escort zx2 serpentine belt

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how to replace ford escort zx2 serpentine belt
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Rich replied 8 years ago.

HiCustomer

Does this help?

 

1.9L and 2.0L SOHC Engines

See Figures 10 through 16

  1. Insert a 3/8 in. drive ratchet or a breaker bar in the hole on the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  2. While releasing the belt tension, remove the drive belt from the tensioner pulley and slip it off the remaining accessory pulleys.

Click image to see an enlarged viewFig. 14: Insert a 3/8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner Click image to see an enlarged viewFig. 15: Pull the breaker bar or ratchet toward the front of the vehicle to relieve belt tension Click image to see an enlarged viewFig. 16: Once the tension has been released, remove the belt from the pulleys and the vehicleTo install:

  1. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys.
  2. Insert the 3/8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  3. While holding the tool in this position, slip the drive belt behind the tensioner pulley and release the tool.
  4. Remove the tool from the automatic tensioner.
  5. Check that all V-grooves make proper contact with the pulley.

2.0L DOHC Engines

See Figure 13

  1. Raise the car and safely support it with jackstands.
  2. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:

  1. Position the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. Route the belt as shown in the illustration and release the tensioner.
  4. Lower the car.
  5. Run the engine for a few minutes to seat the belt in the pulley grooves.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
This would work fine if there were no fenders or if the motor was out of the vehicle. Routing is not as shown.
Expert:  Rich replied 8 years ago.
I just edited the post, check out the last pic.
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Expert:  Rich replied 8 years ago.

Are you having trouble getting to the tensioner because of how tight it is in there?

If so there is a serp belt tool that is make just for this type of repair and it makes life allot easier when trying to do this.