Serpentine belt

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RAMIRO JIJON
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How to replace a power steering belt in a Ford Taurus X?
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 1:20 AM

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Tiny
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Remove the right hand inner fender splash shield.
Using the special tool, remove the power steering pump belt from the power steering pump pulley and position it aside. Install the special tool between the power steering pump belt and pulley and turn the crankshaft bolt clockwise.
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 1:41 AM
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KEN
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Hey RAMIRO,

Use a socket to loosen the pump mounting bolts through the slots in the pulley. These bolt holes which are elongated this will allow the pump to swing losing the belt, install the new belt and apply tension to re tighten.

Here is an image below

Best, Ken
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Friday, May 6th, 2016 AT 2:24 PM
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Can you put the belt on without that special tool?
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Sunday, August 7th, 2016 AT 8:01 AM
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KEN
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It would be hard to say, You might able to rig something. Lets know if you can do it without so it will help others, pics would be great!

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Sunday, August 7th, 2016 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
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Want to remove and replace alternator in my 2005 Ford Taurus, SEL, 3.0 v6 engine. Need to know how to remove serpentine belt.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:25 PM (Merged)
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CJ MEDEVAC
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Here's a written guide w/ pics

Http://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt

At the top of this page in the blue bar

You will see "repair and service"

Click in there, there you will see "videos"

Click in there look under "engine mechanical" for serpentine stuff

Although your vehicle is not listed, the process is mostly the same on the newer vehicles, perhaps check out a few videos before you jump in!

Let us know how it goes

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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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JODY KORENEK
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I need to replace the serpentine belt on my 2003 Taurus and, because of the mileage, I want to install a new belt tensioner also. I looked at the tensioner and I am not sure how to remove it. Can you give me information to help me?
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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Start with this link 1st http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2003/make/ford/model/taurus/2003_ford_taurus_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm
tensioner pulls away from the belt and no need to remove it
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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I need to replace the serpentine belt on my 2002 Taurus. When I put the new one on, it is too loose. The old belt and the new belt are the same size. Now what?
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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Most likely it is not routed properly. You should get a manual, such as Haynes, Chilton, etc. To give you the proper routing.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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Hello. I too am in need of replacing my serpentine belt on my 2002 Taurus. I'm not sure where the tensioner is located and there is no routing diagram under the hood. Any help via email or post would be greatly appreciated!
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus. The belt broke and I was told the AC cutch seized and I would have to replace the AC as well as the belt in order to run. Is it possible to bypass the AC with a shorter belt, while I look for another car? Is this feasible? Possibe? If so, what size would I need? I don't want to put more money into this one.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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What is the 8th digit of your VIN#?
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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U is trhe 8th digit
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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I looks like you could in theory but you have to look closely at the car to see if anything would be in the way of the belt if it went straight from the crank to the power steering pump.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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What size or model belt should I try.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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That's something that you would have to determine yourself. The car wasn't produced without air so there is no application.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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What tensions the drive belt. I need to loosen something to take the tension off the belt
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic_56.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic1_662.jpg

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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM (Merged)
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My Serpentine belt was chirping away last spring. Sprayed it with some belt dressing and was fine until around Christmas and it started up again. However, it only seems to chirp/whistle now when it's wet outside. Anyway, I did spray it a few weeks ago and it only helped for maybe 2 weeks? This morning it's whistle seemed a little louder. Does the belt need changing or just more dressing? Also, Is it a costly repair job if it does need changing? I'm afraid it will run me some big bucks in labor.

Any suggestions?
Thanks!
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 2:27 PM (Merged)

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