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How to Replace Accessory Drive Belts on Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX?


The procedure is similar for both ford and Lincoln car models:-----

The details to Replace Accessory Drive belts are as follows:----

Accessory Drive Belts
ADJUSTMENT
BELT ROUTINGS
INSPECTION
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Adjustment



Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009
Belt tension is maintained by an automatic belt tensioner. No adjustments are necessary.

Belt Routings



Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing


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Fig. Power steering belt routing

Inspection



Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009
Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009

WARNING
NEVER lubricate the accessory drive belt, tensioner or pulleys as this will cause potential damage to the belt material and tensioner damping mechanism. Do not apply any fluids or any type of belt dressing to the accessory drive belt or pulleys.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Working from the top of the vehicle, use a suitable belt tensioner release tool to rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt from the alternator pulley.
  3. Remove the RH inner fender splash shield..
  4. Working from underneath the vehicle, remove the accessory drive belt.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the accessory drive belts
To install:
  1. Working from underneath the vehicle, install the accessory drive belt on all pulleys, except the alternator pulley.
    WARNING
    Make sure the belt is properly routed and correctly seated on all pulleys.
  2. Working from the top of the vehicle, position the accessory drive belt on the alternator pulley, then use a suitable belt tensioner release tool to rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and install the accessory drive belt on the alternator pulley.
  3. Install the RH inner fender splash shield.
  4. Carefully lower the vehicle.
Power Steering Pump Belt

WARNING
NEVER lubricate the accessory drive belt, tensioner or pulleys as this will cause potential damage to the belt material and tensioner damping mechanism. Do not apply any fluids or any type of belt dressing to the accessory drive belt or pulleys.

  1. Working from the top of the vehicle, use a suitable belt tensioner release tool to rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt from the alternator pulley.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the RH inner fender splash shield..
  4. Remove the accessory drive belt from the crankshaft pulley.
  5. Install the special tool between the power steering pump belt and pulley, then turn the crankshaft bolt clockwise to remove the power steering belt.

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    Fig. You need these special tools, or their equivalents, to remove the power steering pump belt


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    Fig. Install the special tool between the power steering pump belt and pulley, then turn the crankshaft bolt clockwise to remove the power steering belt


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    Fig. Exploded view of the accessory drive belts
To install:
  1. Install the power steering belt on the crankshaft pulley.
    WARNING
    Make sure the belt is correctly seated on the crankshaft and power steering pulleys.
  2. Position the power steering belt around the special tool and the power steering pulley. Make sure that the belt is engaged with the power steering pulley and rotate the crankshaft clockwise to install the power steering belt.

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    Fig. Position the power steering belt around the special tool and the power steering pulley. Make sure that the belt is engaged with the power steering pulley and rotate the crankshaft clockwise to install the power steering belt
  3. Install the accessory drive belt on the crankshaft pulley.
    WARNING
    Make sure the belt is properly routed and correctly seated on all pulleys.
  4. Working from the top of the vehicle, place the accessory drive belt on the alternator pulley. Using a suitable belt tensioner release tool, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and install the accessory drive belt on the generator pulley.
  5. Install the RH inner fender splash shield.



These details will help.
Thanks.

FOR MORE HELP GO TO: ---

Car repair guide?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/car-repair-guide.html



Below is the master help link provided to go through belt routing diagram:---

Timing belt, drive belt, serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all types of car models:---
http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.in/2012/02/timing-beltdrive-beltserpentine.html


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