Yesterday my girlfriend's 1995 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 threw the idler pulley. Upon inspection this morning in the daylight I noticed that the pulley appears to have unscrewed itself from the housing. I haven't had a chance today to get out there and do anything with it but on my lunch hour I intend to do a little work and replace the part if that is necessary.
Since I am pretty much mechanically illiterate my main question is how do I go about getting the correct tension on the belt after I am able to reinstall the pulley? Any help you can give me is very much appreciated. Feel free to explain in as great detail as you have patience and/or time to spare.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 AT 11:28 AM