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2000 Mercury Sable Question: trying to figure out how to reinstall the serpentine belt which popped off

 

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mrhardworkn, Stamford, CT, December 25, 2012, 14:18
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serpentine came off pulleys no reason
its a new belt not broken and all pulleys move
havent a clue no matter how easy its supposed to be
spent 6 hours for something that i know is a five min job so pls advise

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    goodguy December 25, 2012, 16:49
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    should be a diagram on the front strut tower or the top of the rad cradle

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    mrhardworkn, December 25, 2012, 17:48
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    the issue is not how it fits but how to manuever the tensioner to get the belt on pls

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    goodguy, December 26, 2012, 07:40
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    you need a 5/8 socket or a 1/2 inchdrive ratchet I need to know engine size

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    your.mechanic December 26, 2012, 10:14
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    Do you want to spend another six hours re-installing the belt...again? Find the reason WHY it popped off the first place and FIX that first! Then you can worry about installing the belt.

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