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tomtom16

Drive Belt.

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need to change my drive belt. its looking a bit old and cracked. The problem i have is i have never done one on a ford. i know its a simple job but would like to know more before i start.

i have got 4 pulleys and i cant see a tensioner or any way of slacking the belt. would an o3 plate zetec have a stretchy belt and do i need special tools to remove it. i have looked online and can find a diagram with the same pulleys but nothing about how to slacken the belt.

sorry for being think..

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no no air con. got water pump,alternator pas pump and the cam pulley.

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do you have a cam shaft locking pin?

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by crank pulley i just mean the one that comes out the engine to drive the belt the very back and bottom one when looking and down from the front. i dont have any locking nuts was under the understanding that i didnt need one to change the drive belt.

sorry im good with my hands not words lol

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yea wouldn't dare change a timing belt thats why i know its not a hard job i have changed one before but im new to fords and on my old 206 it took like 5 mins lol

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in that case, slacken ur alternator off...

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that it lol is there no tensioner then? how does that work?

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U can use special tools or take 2 top bolts out alternator an loosing bottom a tad an get big grips when putting back on new belt

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thanks find it strange the isn't a tensioner lol but thats why i'm here now i just got to find the right belt got one the other day and it was way to long lol http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Ford_Focus_1.6_2003/p/car-parts/engine-parts/belts-chains-and-tensioners/car-drive-belt/?202777455&1&a06c9c2f4b4c06202f322224b9ac9c3e079f81db&000108 would that be the right one?

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yes as it states without a/c. if you could id personally use a jimmy bar or similar on the alternator (space dependant obv) when tightening up, as to how tight ive always done it just before it reaches half a turn. hope this helps

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yea helped alot. didnt think of moving alternator lol no just gotta sort my subframe out lol feel free to help with that post guys. and thanks again.

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