Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How to replace Accessory Drive Belts on Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner?


The procedure is similar for both Ford and Mercury car models:----

The details to replace accessory drive belts is as follows:---

Accessory Drive Belts
ACCESSORY BELT ROUTING
ADJUSTMENT
BELT ROUTINGS
INSPECTION
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The procedure for all this is mentioned below:---


Accessory Belt Routing



Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.3L engine, except hybrid


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.5L engine, except hybrid


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routings-2.3L-2.5L hybrid engine


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engine


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Fig. Water pump drive belt routing-3.0L engine

Adjustment



Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009
The belts used on these vehicle are equipped with automatic (spring load) tensioners which maintain tension. No adjustment is necessary or possible.

Belt Routings



Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routings-2.3L engine


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engine


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Fig. Water pump drive belt-3.0L engine

Inspection



Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009

WARNING
Under no circumstances should the accessory drive belt, tensioner or pulleys be lubricated as potential damage to the belt material and tensioner damping mechanism will occur. Do not apply any fluids or belt dressing to the accessory drive belt or pulleys.

The water pump drive belt is on back of engine. It is driven off the rear cam pulley and doesn-t have any adjustments.
V- Ribbed Serpentine Belt With Piling
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009

NOTE
Piling is an excessive buildup in the V-grooves of the belt.

The condition of the V-ribbed drive belt should be compared against the illustration and appropriate action taken.
  1. Small scattered deposits of rubber material. This is not a concern, therefore, installation of a new belt is not required.
  2. Longer deposit areas building up to 50 percent of the rib height. This is not considered a concern but it can result in excessive noise. If noise is apparent, install a new belt.
  3. Heavy deposits building up along the grooves resulting in a possible noise and belt stability concern. If heavy deposits are apparent, install a new belt.

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    Fig. Compare the condition of the belt with the accompanying text
V-Ribbed Serpentine Belt With Chunks Of Rib Missing
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009
There should be no chunks missing from the belt ribs. If the belt shows any evidence of this, install a new accessory drive belt.
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Fig. Replace the belt if missing chunks are found during inspection
V-Ribbed Serpentine Drive Belt With Cracks Across Ribs
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009

NOTE
Up to 15 cracks in a rib over a distance of 4 inches (100mm) can be considered acceptable. If damage exceeds the acceptable limit or any chunks are found to be missing from the ribs, a new belt must be installed.

  1. Check the belt for cracks. Up to 15 cracks in a rib over a distance of 4 inches (100mm) can be considered acceptable. If cracks exceed this standard, install a new belt.

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    Fig. Up to 15 cracks in a rib over a distance of 4 inches (100mm) can be considered acceptable. If cracks exceed this standard, install a new belt
Visual Inspection
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009
Visually inspect the belt for obvious signs of mechanical damage:


Drive belt cracking/chunking/wear
Belt/pulley contamination
Incorrectly routed belt
Pulley misalignment or excessive pulley runout
Loose or mislocated hardware
Incorrectly routed power steering tubes (rubbing)

Eliminate all other non-belt related noises that could cause belt misdiagnosis, such as A/C compressor engagement chirp, power steering cavitations at low temperatures, variable camshaft timing (VCT) tick or alternator whine.
If a concern is found, correct the condition before proceeding to the next section.
V- Ribbed Serpentine Belt With Piling
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008

NOTE
Piling is an excessive buildup in the V-grooves of the belt.

The condition of the V-ribbed drive belt should be compared against the illustration and appropriate action taken.
  1. Small scattered deposits of rubber material. This is not a concern, therefore, installation of a new belt is not required.
  2. Longer deposit areas building up to 50 percent of the rib height. This is not considered a concern but it can result in excessive noise. If noise is apparent, install a new belt.
  3. Heavy deposits building up along the grooves resulting in a possible noise and belt stability concern. If heavy deposits are apparent, install a new belt.

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    Fig. Compare the condition of the belt with the accompanying text
V-Ribbed Serpentine Belt With Chunks Of Rib Missing
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008
There should be no chunks missing from the belt ribs. If the belt shows any evidence of this, install a new accessory drive belt.
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Fig. Replace the belt if missing chunks are found during inspection
V-Ribbed Serpentine Drive Belt With Cracks Across Ribs
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008

NOTE
Up to 15 cracks in a rib over a distance of 4 inches (100mm) can be considered acceptable. If damage exceeds the acceptable limit or any chunks are found to be missing from the ribs, a new belt must be installed.

  1. Check the belt for cracks. Up to 15 cracks in a rib over a distance of 4 inches (100mm) can be considered acceptable. If cracks exceed this standard, install a new belt.

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    Fig. Up to 15 cracks in a rib over a distance of 4 inches (100mm) can be considered acceptable. If cracks exceed this standard, install a new belt

Removal & Installation



2.3L & 2.5L Engines
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle..
  2. Remove the pin-type retainer, 5 bolts and the RH splash shield.
  3. Using the hex feature, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt from the coolant pump pulley.

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    Fig. Using the hex feature, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise
To install:
  1. Install the accessory drive belt. Make sure it is routed correctly.
  2. Install the pin-type retainer, RH splash shield and tighten the retaining bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
2.3L Engine
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle..
  2. Remove the 5 bolts and the RH splash shield.
  3. Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.
To install:
  1. Install the accessory drive belt. Make sure it is routed correctly.
  2. Install the RH splash shield and tighten the retaining bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routings-2.3L engine
3.0L Engine
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2008-2009
Mercury Mariner 2008-2009
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Remove the pin-type retainer, 5 bolts and the RH lower splash shield.
  3. Using a suitable belt tensioner release tool, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure the belt is properly routed.

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engine
Water Pump Belt
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Position the stretchy belt remover under the coolant pump belt.
    NOTE
    Feed the stretchy belt remover on to the camshaft coolant pump pulley approximately 90 degrees.


    NOTE
    If a stretchy belt remover is not available simply cut the belt to remove.
  3. With the help of an assistant, turn the crankshaft clockwise and feed the stretchy belt remover evenly on the camshaft coolant pump pulley as shown.

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    Fig. Stretchy belt remover shown
  4. Fold the Stretchy Belt Remover over the top of the coolant pump belt.
  5. In one quick motion, pull the stretchy belt remover up and toward the RH front of the vehicle removing the coolant pump belt.

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    Fig. Water pump drive belt-3.0L engine
To install:
  1. Install the coolant pump belt on the coolant pump pulley and position it on the camshaft pulley.
    NOTE
    This belt does not have any adjustments.


    WARNING
    Do not use any screwdrivers, pliers or other metal objects that could cause damage to the belt or camshaft pulley while installing the belt.



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    Fig. Water pump belt position for installation
  2. Remove the pin-type retainer, 5 bolts and the RH lower splash shield. Tighten the bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise to seat the coolant pump belt on the camshaft pulley.
3.0L OHV & DOHC Engines
Except Water Pump Belt
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Remove the pin-type retainer, 5 bolts and the RH lower splash shield.
  3. Using a suitable belt tensioner release tool, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.
    NOTE
    Refer to the illustration for correct drive belt routing.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure the belt is properly routed.

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2008 3.0L engines with A/C and hydraulic power steering shown, other years similar
Water Pump Belt
Specific to:
Ford Escape 2006-2008
Mercury Mariner 2006-2008
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Cut and remove the coolant pump belt.

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    Fig. Water pump drive belt-2008 3.0L engine
To install:
  1. Install the coolant pump belt on the coolant pump pulley and position it on the camshaft pulley.
    NOTE
    This belt does not have any adjustments.


    WARNING
    CAUTION: Do not use any screwdrivers, pliers or other metal objects that could cause damage to the belt or camshaft pulley while installing the belt.



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    Fig. Water pump belt position for installation
  2. Remove the pin-type retainer, 5 bolts and the RH lower splash shield.
  3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise to seat the coolant pump belt on the camshaft pulley.


These details will help.
Thanks.

FOR MORE HELP GO TO: ---

Car repair guide?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/car-repair-guide.html



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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