do i have to lift the motor to replace the belts? on 1990 Ford Escort

do i have to lift the motor to replace the belts? both the alternator and power steering belts are gone this is no factory air

by in Johnson City, TN on June 20, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 15, 2010
no but honestly some times it seems like it would be easier. a wire coat hanger can help feed the belts where you cant reach. i always keep one hanging on my box. and a few good universal sockets and wobble extensions can help greatly
ANSWER by on November 13, 2010
im not a mechanic but my brother is and when we replaced the alternator in my wife's 2000 ford escort zx2 we had to dismount the motor and jack it up. I never saw a mechanic go through so much trouble to change an alternator. I replaced an alternator in an 84 camaro and it was so easy. Im not a mechanic and it was the first time i had ever changed an alternator and it was a piece of cake and took me 30 minutes top. i will never attempt this job on an escort zx2 by myself. ridiculous.
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