I am having a problem getting my drive belt reinstalled. I have a V6 3.0 flex fuel engine. I have a Haynes manual and routed it like it said, but it is still loose. Both belts are the same size. The manual said there should be a diagram of the belt routing on the car, but I have yet to find it. I would take a hand skected drawing at this point. Lol
I'll give you both 2 and 4 valves routing since you did'nt say!
October, 20, 2007 AT 6:17 PM
Thank you so much. It was actually the first diagram. The belt broke so I didn't know how it went. A guy from my wifes work actually came out (he use to work for Ford) and fixed it 15 minutes after my post here. Found out my A/C clutch is going bad and that is why the belt broke. Fun stuff. They want $550 to replace just the clutch. I can get the A/C compressor and clutch for $218 from Autozone or $188 from Advance. Can't be to hard to replace. Just got to find a way to safely get rid of the R134A in the system. They will vacuum and charge it for $80
Hey I do appreciate your post. I am not really mechanically challenged. I have worked on more Fords than I would like to say. I have taken out too many transmissions and rebuilt more carbs than I ever wanted too. Guess you could say I am a poor old-school backyard mechanic.
Thank you again
October, 20, 2007 AT 6:24 PM
When they vacuum the system it does get rid of the r134a The other thing to think about is a junkyard compressor with a good clutch, they have just 1 8mm screw holding the plate, then a snap ring holding the pulley, then you put just those on and you don't even open the system! I did this way on my Town Car.10 mins! 50.00 at the bone yard!