1990 Ford Escort Q&A

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

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 -
Answer 1
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 2
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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