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Post 1996 Explorer Serpentine Belt Replace

I am changing my serpentine belt on my 96 Explorer. Where is the adjustment to loosen the belt so that I can take it off and install it back. On my other cars it was usually around the alternator but i did not see it there on my Explorer. Anyone with some thoughts on this repair. Thanks, Craig McCollar





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1996 Explorer Serpentine Belt Replace

Drive Belt Replacement
Drive Belt, Serpentine

NOTE: Conditions requiring replacement of drive belt (8620) are excessive cracking or wear, severe glazing or frayed cords. Replace drive belts exhibiting any of these conditions. Minor cracks in the back of the drive belt are considered acceptable.



NOTE: The 2.3L, 3.0L, 4.0L and 5.0L engines (6007) are equipped with drive belt tensioners (6B209) that indicate when the drive belt is worn (stretched). A pointer and gauge are built into the drive belt tensioner. When the pointer no longer registers within the range limits of the gauge, the drive belt must be replaced.



Removal

Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor electrical connector.

On Aerostar, disconnect the mass air flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.

Disconnect crankcase ventilation hose.

Loosen air cleaner outlet tube clamps and remove tube.

Lift drive belt tensioner by rotating it counterclockwise and remove the drive belt. (For 3.0L and 5.0L Explorer, rotate clockwise.)


Installation

Position new drive belt over pulleys.

Make sure that all V-grooves make proper contact with the pulley.
Make sure that drive belts are properly seated on the pulleys. One revolution of the engine with an incorrectly seated drive belt may snap the drive belt cords.
On all engines, lift drive belt tensioner and slide drive belt under drive belt tensioner pulley. Release drive belt tensioner to rest on drive belt.

Install air cleaner outlet tube (9B659) and tighten clamps to 2-3 Nm (18-26 lb-in).

Connect crankcase ventilation hose.

On Aerostar, connect the mass air flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.

Connect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor electrical connector.



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Coincidence or mistake

Had the water pump replaced recently on the explorer. The next day a few hundred miles away the wife says it broke down. Had it towed to the Ford dealership where they had the replace the serpentine belt and tensioner. Serpentine belt that was on it was 1 month old.

It it coincidence that this happened the next day or is it possible that the people that replaced the water pump messed something up? They say that the tensioner had nothing to do with them replacing the water pump, but didnt they have to take the serpentine belt off to change it? And if so, didnt they have to release tension on the belt to remove?

Any ideas is greatly appreciated.
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