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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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Searching for a new drive belt but having no luck. this is

Customer Question

Searching for a new drive belt but having no luck. this is the first pic I have seen of the right layout
JA: What shape is the drive belt in? Do you know if it needs to be replaced, or just adjusted?
Customer: replaced
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2003 ford Taurus ses
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The alternator went bad, I have removed the belt and alternator only to find out that the belt I have is about 5" longer
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: think I messed up the large front pully
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 months ago.

Can you give me the VIN# ***** your 2003 Taurus?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
1FAFP55253A165236
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 months ago.

Below is the belt routing for your Taurus. Make sure you have the belt routed properly first.

Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 months ago.

See below.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
This is what I see
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 months ago.

That is the same. My diagram shows it on the vehicle. Make sure they gave you the correct belt for the 3.0L V6 12 valve engine and not the 3.0L V6 32 valve engine.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 months ago.

Your welcome.