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1996-2007 Ford Taurus Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit 2)

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This replacement serpentine belt tensioner is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again! If you are hearing a whirring noise from the front of your engine or if your belt often screeches you may be in need of a new belt tensioner. This part commonly wears out between 60,000 and 70,000 Miles. If it fails suddenly it can leave you stranded.

Specifications:

  • Direct replacement
  • Brand new not rebuilt

To ensure fit please match the 8th digit of your VIN number to the VIN code in the title. Your vehicles VIN number can be found in the lower left corner of the windshield or on your registration.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Step 1: Prep (0:35 in the video)
    • Locate your belt routing diagram, usually located near the radiator. Disconnect the battery.
  2. Step 2: Remove the serpentine belt (1:05 in the video)
    • Use your 15mm wrench on the tensioner and turn clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
  3. Step 3: Remove the idler pulley (1:48 in the video)
    • Use your 15 mm wrench on the bolt.
    • Pull the idler pulley up and out.
  4. Step 4 Remove the Serpentine belt tensioner (2:25 in the video)
    • Use your T27 Torx bit to remove the bolt and pull out the tesioner.
  5. Step 5: Replace belt tensioner (3:22 in the video)
    • Swap the bolt over and lower it down into place.
    • Mount the tensioner a little further counter clockwise than necessary and turn it clockwise till the pin locks into place.
    • Tighten the bolt to 35-40 ft lbs.
  6. Step 6: Reinstall the idler pulley (4:37 in the video)
    • Use your 15mm wrench
  7. Inspect and replace serpentine belt (4:55 in the video)
    • Inspect the belt for breaks, cracks and imperfections.
    • Use the diagram and your wrench on the tensioner to replace the serpentine belt.
  8. Step 6: Finish up (6:26 in the video)
    • Inspect all the pulleys, and reconnect the battery.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(06:50 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench




Vehicle Fit

  • 1995-1997 Ford Aerostar Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit U)
  • 1992-2003 Ford Ranger Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit U)
  • 1999-2004 Ford Ranger Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit V)
  • 1993-2007 Ford Taurus Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit U)
  • 1993-1998 Ford Taurus Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit 1)
  • 1996-2007 Ford Taurus Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit 2)
  • 1995-2000 Ford Windstar Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit U)
  • 1994-2007 Mazda B3000 Truck Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit U)
  • 1993-2005 Mercury Sable Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit U)
  • 2001-2004 Mercury Sable Serpentine Belt Tensioner for V6 3.0L (8th Vin Digit 2)
$48.45
Part #: 1AEBT00009

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