Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. Raise and support the vehicle. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Images Click to enlarge Was this answer helpful? Was this answer helpful?
Brought to you by 1AAuto. Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto. In this video we're going to show you how to replace the serpentine belt on this Ford Escort ZX2 with the dual overhead cam engine. It's a little involved but not that complicated of a project. You will need a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet, as well as a 13 millimeter socket and ratchet. The first thing you're going to want, before you do this repair, is a belt diagram.
There should be a sticker showing the belt routing diagram and location of the tensioner on either the fan shroud, radiator core support, or fender well area of the engine compartment. If there is not, you will need to contact a mechanic or check out a Haynes manual for the type and location of tensioner used on this particular engine. Jarett answered 11 years ago.
It is suggested by the vehicle manufacturer to replace the belt on a Ford Escort every 60, miles, based on an average of 12, driving miles per year. Serpentine belts have better construction and last longer than conventional drive belts. However, these belts tend to wear from the inside out, and tears, splits and cuts are not readily noticeable. Closely inspect the belt on your Escort every six months or sooner and if you see any signs of wear, replace it--even it's before the recommended 60, miles.