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Old 09-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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2002 SVT Focus serpentine belt installation proble

Hi guys,

I pulled of my 2002 SVT focus serpentine belt to replace my power steering pump. Now, when I re installed my belt, I cannot get it completely on, not enough slack. I have looked multiple times at the diagram and everything seems fine, but when I pull the tensioner, I only get a little slack.

Is there any way to get more slack by pulling the tensioner over more? Anything would help.

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Make sure that the belt is the same length. If it is then Maybe the tensioner is bad.
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there is a small tensioner (spring loaded) on the very bottom, u have to push it up with your hand while someone else puts the belt on.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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Got it done. Just had to get the wrench further back to get enough slack. Thanks yall.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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Sometimes doubling up wrenches can give you more leverage on the tensioner. Glad ou got it.
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Yeah, pass tire off and laying under pass side, take a 15mm. wrench and put the box end of it on tensioner pulley and then say a 18mm. and hook the box end of it around the open end of the 15, making a double wrench maybe 16-17 inches long. You can reach up underneath, put 15 on pulley and 18 on 15 and then rotate clockwise and if rest of belt has been pre-installed with only crank pulley not threaded up yet you can then thread it up with one hand while holding pulley up with other. I can install belt in like 10-15 seconds that way and all day long.
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