HOW TO REPLACE THE SERPENTINE BELT 1997 FORD TB

  • Tiny
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  • 1997 Ford Thunderbird
  • 50,000 miles

How to replace the serpentine belt (1997 Ford TB)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 4:38 PM

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  • JDL
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It depends on litre size of engine. The 3.8L engine has a bolt-head in center of tension pulley, use a wrench or socket to apply torque ccw.
With a 4.6L engine, there is a cutout in the tensioner arm, use 1/2 inch drive, apply torque cw to take tension off the belt.

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 4:55 PM

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