1991 Lincoln Town Car Serpintine belt

Tiny
DIMITRI KASTRIOTIS
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  • 1991 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 42,000 MILES
Please I need to know what size serpintine belt this car should have as I get squealing noise and from what I can see is not going around the water pump the one on the car now. I Just bought the car and for that I dont know.
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 2:41 AM

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Tiny
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If you mean the water pump is not going around, the problem is not the serpintine belt--it is the water pump. If you mean the serpintine belt is not going around the water pump then the engine will overheat.
The size of the serpintine belts differs from car to car. If you go to the auto supply store and tell them the engine size and whether or not it has air conditioning they will have the right belt for you. If you must measure it (I don't know why you would) but -- with the engine off get a rope or ribbon about 8 feet long and weave it through the serpintine belt pattern -- this pattern should be diagramed somewhere under the hood--if not obtain a repair manual for your car.
Serpentine belts that show signs of cracking and wear should be replaced. However I think the squeeling is caused by something more than just the belt.
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 3:32 AM
Tiny
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The belt on the 91 is a different length depending on whether it has factory air or a/c installed by the dealer. The vin # should show which it has.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
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How difficult is the tensioner to replace on this car?
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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I'm told this is a mid year model and changes were made to the belt system and an adapter is needed. I can't find this info anywhere but a Ford parts dept.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 5:40 PM

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