Ford serpentine belt diagrams
Here you can find free Ford serpentine belt diagrams with detail explanation and steps to replace the serpentine belt on any Ford cars according to the diagram. The example given in this article is the serpentine belt diagram for Ford Escort. For some other model like Ford Taurus, Ford Escot, Ford Winstar, Ford Ranger, Ford Focus, you will have to search through Ford owner’s manual according to the model year.
It is not hard to understand how the belt works with all the pulleys. The belt diagrams above here are numbered with the explanation here.
2. Idler Pulley
3. Power Steering Pump
4. Water Pump
6. A/C Compressor
7. Crankshaft Pulley
8. Idler Pulley
9. Drive Belt
Steps to replace Ford serpentine belt
It is recommended to replace the serpentine belt around 60,000 miles or when it is worn out. To remove the serpentine belt, first you will have to release the tension. Use a 13mm wrench around the bolt in the center of the tension pulley and turn clockwise. It is recommended to user serpentine tool with attachable wrench heads if the space is very tight. You can then remove the belt easily.
It is not hard to replace new belt. Position the belt on every pulley but not the alternator belt. Pull the belt toward the front of the van (this will pull the tension pulley) and wrap it around the pulley on the alternator. Do it according to the correct Ford serpentine belt diagrams, always remember, Practice makes perfect!
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