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Randall C
Randall C, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  32 years Foreign / Domestic Cars All aspects of Diag and Repair
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I need to replace my serpentine belt but can't access it. Do

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I need to replace my serpentine belt but can't access it. Do I need to remove the wheel or anything to get to it?
It is a 2007 lincoln mkz.
JA: What shape is the serpentine belt in? Is it cracked, shiny, or frayed? And have you ever replaced one?
Customer: I have not. The old belt is completely mangled.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have to try and fix it myself. I haven't tried much because i have no access to the pulleys.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have removes to old belt however
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

hello, what tools do you have to work with? do you have the tensioner tool bar?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have a tensioner tool kit. Otherwise no tools on hand, tho I'm in an oreillys auto parts parking lot so i can get what i need
Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

ok, so is it a long bar with square adapter on the end? you will be working as directed in this link, You have to use a long tensioner bar with square tip and insert in the opening at the tensioner, I know it is tight area, here is the links

Expert:  Randall C replied 11 months ago.

call can not be completed with error on your end. I sent the link showing how to change the belt and what panels to remove