Tensioner assembly replacement on 1999 Mercury Tracer

How do I replace the tensioner assembly used for the serpentine belt?

by in Corona, CA on September 09, 2009
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , September 09, 2009
The instructions say remove drive belt, remove the bolt going through the tensioner, (toward the top half of the tensioner), on installation of new tensioner insure the pin on the tensioner properly seats in the alternator bracket/housing. Part is $50 to $60 labor .7 to .9 hours approx.
COMMENT by , September 10, 2009
Thank you. right on the money. Completed the replacement in the estimated time. Thanks again
ANSWER by , March 30, 2012
First use a 3/8" inch ratchet or breaker bar to loosen the tension on the serpentine belt there is a little 3/8" square hole in the front of the tensioner where the bar fits. Then remove one bolt and replace the tensioner. If you remove the belt make a drawing of where it goes back before removal.