1994 Ford Probe re alternator

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD PROBE
  • 2.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
1ST of all I am no expert so I appologise for my lack of knowledge etc
and I would be very gratfull for any help or advice re this matter :)

i have a 94 ford probe 2.5 v6 and have just recently broken down due to my alternator belt coming off and causing my battery to drain and my car to stop working, the mechanic says it would be an easy job to take the wheel off and refit the belt, I have the belt in tact but clearly dont have whatever holds the belt on, it must have fallen off on my journey or prior to the belt coming off, my question is can u tell me what the part is that keeps the alternator belt on its cranks ( or whatever u call the bits the belt sits on ) and is it quite expensive to get this part and to replace it, as I said I have the belt intact and there appears to be no more damage that can be detected, other than a flat battery, I did not notice anything falling off the car or see any parts under the car before I started my journey, all I have been told is that the alternator belt has come off causing my battery to drain making the car not start etc / no electrics / drain battery?

after doing some research am I after a " drive belt tensioner"?

is this whats missing and caused my problem?

many thanks :)
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AT 12:06 PM

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Tiny
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You need a new belt and tensioner if it came off not sue our site shows the routing of that but if your lucky there should be a decal on header under hood showing routing. Any auto parts can supply that
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the reply,

would this " belt tensioner " be readily available for fords

and in your opinion is this a big job I only ask so I can equip myself with

some knowledge before I see a mechanic as I feel we have been

slightly taken advantage of in the past due to lack of mechanical skills

i have seen many videos re alternator / belts removal / refit etc

and read your " HOW TO S :)

as much as I would not attempt this job myself I have seen

many examples of this job and it appears it

has been done with relative ease and without too much trouble

any help would be much appreciated, Thank you :)
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
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It's pretty easy unless you have to remove amotor mount to get to belt other than that you should be able to do it.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your help :)
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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Do u have a pic of an actual belt tensioner for reference so I may

inform my mechanic of what need to be done?

Thank you ps as the mazda 626 is the sister car of the probe

would a mazda belt tensioner fit a probe ?

Thanks :)
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 11:07 AM
Tiny
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Ps do u know how much I should be paying for a new belt tensioner,

and maybe how long a qualified mechanic should charge

and time he would take for a job like this?

Sorry for all the Q s is just I do not want to be ripped off as I have been before when it comes to car repair and I do not have a lot of money

thanks again :)
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 11:15 AM
Tiny
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Check with your local mechanic on this as prices vary allover.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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Yes this is what I was going to due prior to repair, I wanted to ask

in your opinion what you think it may cost?

Kind regards :)
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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Check with auto parts but probably around $60-75 for both maybe more.
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Saturday, April 4th, 2015 AT 7:25 AM

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