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97 Mercury Mountaineer: belt tensioner and idler pulleys

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Have a 97 Mercury Mountaineer, and want to change the belt tensioner and idler pulleys, how do I remove or release the belt tension to remove the tensioner?

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  • What motor do you have in your Mountineer?
  • 4.0L SOHC, 4.0L Push Rod, 5.0L V8
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
5.0L V8

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Here is how you remove the belt.







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