The repair is now complete. I thought the water pump shaft had 'walked in', so I replaced the water pump. Slide the belt out from under the roller pulley and release the tensioner. Movement of the automatic tensioner assembly during engine operation is not a sign of a malfunctioning tensioner. I want to make sure the tooth belt is seated correctly on the power steering, alternator, water pump, and below this idler pulley. The routing diagram has the routing instructions needed to route the new serpentine belt around the accessory pulleys. I haven't been able to find a chilton or haynes repair manual for my 2002 zx2 escort.
When it comes to your Ford Escort, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. Now you can see the serpentine belt, the tensioner and all of the pulleys. If I stand in front of the car; the noise is coming from the drivers side. Turn crankshaft clockwise until it rests against timing pin. One of the pulleys that the belt goes around is a pretensioner, put a half inch drive ratchet into the center of the pulley and pull until there will be enough slack to put the belt on. My car has never made that noise before, so it has to be from the new belt.
It's also possible that you have a bad bearing on another smooth surface pulley. This movement is the tensioner self-adjusting and is required to maintain constant belt tension. Take a good look at the belt and note the route it takes. Locate the serpentine belt routing diagram that is stamped to the top left side of the hood locking latch on the fan shroud. Timing belt must always be renewed once it had been loosened or removed. I'm using a 15 millimeter here, which is what the new one came with and turning it clockwise. See product for application and installation details.
Each component is built to resist rust, endure the toughest of conditions while promoting quieter performance and longer life. String the new belt over all pulleys except for the water pump. The serpentine belt controls all the engine accessories at the same time from the same belt. A couple of cracks every 3 inches is … normal, but if you see cracks every 1-2 inches I would recommend that you replace it. You can use it as a reference during installation. Sears Hardware sells a nice tool which you can use to rotate the belt tensioner. Move the coolant expansion tank aside leave hoses connected.
Loosen bolts of left hand and right hand engine mounts to allow engine to move slightly. Product arrived before I even got shipping notice. Then you could also pull it off from the top as well. It should give you a pretty good representation of how the belt is routed. Drive belt slack is taken up by the automatic tensioner.
Slide the new belt under the roller pulley and release the tensioner. Make sure you know what you are getting yourself into before you do anything. Install crankshaft timing pin 16. Let the automatic tensioner carefully rotate back into position. I thought the water pump shaft had 'walked in', so I replaced the water pump. Attach the socket and set the direction to tighten the same direction the spring action allows the pulley to move. Take the belt off the pulley and let it hang.
You may even have to take it to a dealer where you will be charged up the you know what. From under the vehicle, insert the socket and ratchet on the center bolt of the tensioner pulley, if you have a 2. Turn the wrench handle, the pulley moves and the tension on the belt slackens. Before removing the old belt, make sure you have a diagram. Dayco is a top supplier of belts, pulleys, tensioners and hoses for the automotive aftermarket.
You will need to raise the front of your vehicle to reach the belt tensioner from underneath. The routing diagram has the routing instructions needed to route the new serpentine belt around the accessory pulleys. You will need a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet, as well as a 13 millimeter socket and ratchet. In the lower front and right front wheel area, there's seven 10 millimeter bolts that hold the splash pan in place. The drivebelt diagram for a 2002 ecort zx2 is enclosed. Turned out the timing belt broke and messed the tensioner up also.
Use a socket wrench with a matching socket the same size as the hex head bolt in the center of the tension pulley. Should I take it in and have a mechanic look at it? We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car. Most of my time was spent deciding that I had to remove the wheel. Once you've done that just put the splash pan back up and bolt it back in place. Replace the belt if there is excessive cracking or fraying present. It is very easy to change on the Z-tec engine, you just loosen up the tensioner pully bolt turn it with a wrench and the belt will come right off.
Hold the tensioner pulley in position. As I do this it's going to give me more room. Refer to the diagram, route the new belt around pulleys. If you don't get the belt on precisely the way it needs to be put on, you will have to keep taking your car apart until you get it right or take it to a mechanic. If the cam slots line up, but are below the engine head, you are in the exhaust cycle and need to rotate the camshaft 360 degrees to get to the compression cycle. Therefore doing both together will extend accessory drive life and lower overall labor versus performing these services separately.