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2007 Ford Edge SEL: you tighten the power steering belt

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How do you tighten the power steering belt?


2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5
Vin#2FMDK38C37BA29105
Hi,

There is no way to tighten the belt as there is no adjustment for the power steering pump like other vehicles. If it is loose, it will need to be replaced and this requires some special tools that are only available from either Ford parts department, or a professional tool company like Matco or Snap-on.

Using the special tool, disengage the power steering pump belt from the power steering pump pulley and position it aside:
  1. Install the removal tool between the belt and the pulley and turn the crankshaft bolt clockwise to disengage the belt.

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    Fig. Install the removal tool between the belt and the pulley and turn the crankshaft bolt clockwise to disengage the belt


Using the special tool, install the power steering belt onto the power steering pump pulley:
  1. Position the belt around the special tool and the power steering pump pulley. Make sure that the belt is engaged with the pulley and rotate the crankshaft clockwise to install the belt.

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    Fig. Position the belt around the special tool and the power steering pump pulley. Make sure that the belt is engaged with the pulley and rotate the crankshaft clockwise to install the belt




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