Sunday, March 11, 2012

How to Replace Accessory Drive Belts On 2007 Ford Taurus?

The instructions are similar for 2006 and 2007 ford Taurus Car models.


Accessory Drive Belts
ADJUSTMENT
DRIVE BELT ROUTINGS
INSPECTION
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION


The details are as follows :---

Adjustment



The drive belt tension is maintained by an automatic belt tensioner and does not require adjustment.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-3.0L (VIN U, 2) Engines


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Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-3.0L (VIN S) Engine

Inspection



Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation




NOTE
When installing the drive belt on the pulleys, make sure all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.


WARNING
Use caution when removing or installing the belt and make sure the tool does not slip from the drive belt tensioner or personal injury or damage to the belt tensioner and the belt may occur.

  1. Attach a 15mm socket or wrench to the bolt attaching the tensioner pulley.
  2. On all 3.0L (OHV) engines, rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.
  3. On 3.0L (DOHC) engines, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.

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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner and . . .


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    Fig. . . . remove the belt from around one of the pulleys to remove the belt


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    Fig. This label, usually affixed in the engine compartment, will give a diagram of the belt routing


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    Fig. A very useful tool kit is available to use for releasing the spring loaded belt tensioner


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    Fig. Place the proper size socket into the release bar


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    Fig. Some vehicles use a 3/8 or 1/2 drive opening on the tensioner


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    Fig. An extension is available , if needed, to avoid components obstructing the path to the tensioner


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    Fig. Just place the extension on the end of the release bar and tighten the retaining bolt
To install:
  1. Install the drive belt on all the pulleys except the tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate the belt tensioner as outlined in the removal procedure to relieve belt tension and install the belt onto the tensioner pulley. Make sure the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys. Make sure the spring keeper releases or improper belt tension will occur.

This details will help.
Thanks.

Below is the master help link provided to go through belt routing diagram:---
Timing belt, drive belt, serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all types of car models
http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.in/2012/02/timing-beltdrive-beltserpentine.html




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