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How do I change the serpentine belt tensioner on 1997 ford

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How do I change the serpentine belt tensioner on 1997 fords?
Submitted: 7 years ago via OnlineAutoRepair.
Category: Ford
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 7 years ago.
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REMOVAL



  1. Use a (A) ratchet or breaker bar inserted in the square hole in the drive belt tensioner flange.
  2. Rotate the (B) drive belt tensioner in a clockwise motion to release belt tension.



  1. Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive belt routing pulley (6C348) and slip it off the remaining accessory pulleys.
  2. Remove the drive belt tensioner bolt and the drive belt tensioner.

INSTALLATION

NOTE: Ensure that the pin on the back of the drive belt tensioner is inserted in the hole on the generator bracket (1OA313).

  1. Position the drive belt tensioner on the generator bracket.
  2. Install the drive belt tensioner bolt and tighten to 40-55 Nm (30-41 ft. lbs.) .
  3. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys. Raise and support the vehicle, if necessary.
  4. Use a ratchet or breaker bar inserted in the square hole in the drive belt tensioner flange.
  5. Rotate the drive belt tensioner in a clockwise motion.
  6. Slip the drive belt under the accessory drive belt routing pulley and slowly release the tool. Remove the tool from the drive belt tensioner.



  1. Ensure that the drive belt V-grooves are correctly seated in the accessory pulley V-grooves.
  2. Check belt tracking.
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