Mondeo Aux Tensioner Problem
Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:07 PM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:54 PM
Did you not get the crankshaft pulley, idlers and belt changed at the same time? I would have (and did - did mine myself). For what the parts cost it isn't really cost-effective just to change one bit of the system, as if one's gone, the rest won't be far behind it.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:12 AM
Gates make a kit with the belt, tensioner and idler pullys, which is cheaper than genuine Ford but decent and has a good rep
Overall the belt is a bad design and un-nessesarily long/ complex, it tends to rattle/ vibrate at tickover with the tickover being so low and the belt stretching over time
X-Type Jaguars use (almost) the same engine and gave a different (better) design of alternator pulley, that lasts longer before it starts rattling again, this can be fitted on a mk3 Mondeo but the alternator has to be slightly modified, - read it on another forum
A new pully/ tensioner/ belt set seems to last about 50k, its as if Ford was not bothered if it was to wear out outside of warrantee (but im not that cynical - am i )
if you can sort out the Aux belt the injectors and the DMF, the mk3 Mondeo diesel makes a great car!
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:31 AM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:57 AM
I have modified mine with a shorter belt, and my tickover is faster, so i have not had a problem since mine was modified, but i have a chum with a 2.2 that had his done recently, i will ask him what his is like
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