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Ford Escape XLT what belt and how is it tightened on a ford

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what belt and how is it tightened on a ford 2005 escape xlt v6 3.0l engine?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.

Steve :

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Steve :

it has a serpentine belt and a automatic adjuster

Steve :

you do not need to adjust the belt if it is loose then the tensioner needs to be replaced it adjust the belt to proper tension automatically

Customer:

my escape also has a water pump belt on the port side of the engine

Customer:

hello?

Steve :

hi

Steve :

it is also a automatic tensioner you do not need to worry about

Customer:

There is no tensioner for the water pump belt. the belt goes over one pulley and then the water pump

Steve :

it is hidden under the plastic cover over the engine

Steve :

remove the plastic cover over the top of the engine by the radiator

Customer:

I have pulled that cover and I see no tensioner just the top pulley

Customer:

this is on the driver's side of the engine

Steve :

do you need to replace the belt?

Customer:

yes, it is broken

Steve :

ok you are right i will send direction on replacing the belt hang on

Steve :

click on the blue link above

Customer:

I am going back out to my vehicle to take a look.

Steve :

did you click on the blue link

Customer:

yes can you tell me how long the belt is?

Steve :

dont have the specs but a parts department can get you the right belt

Steve :

if you do not have any other questions please hit the green accept button thanks

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