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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 00-02 Lincoln Town Car

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  1. step : Disconnecting the Battery (0:20)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench
  2. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (0:29)
    • Familiarize yourself with the belt-routing path
    • Attach a 3/8 inch drive ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off the alternator
    • Slowly release the tensioner
    • Pull the belt off the other pulleys
  3. step : Installing the New Serpentine Belt (1:59)
    • Loop the belt around the A/C compressor pulley
    • Bring it around the tensioner
    • Bring it around the idler pulley
    • Bring it around the water pump pulley
    • Bring it around the crank shaft pulley
    • Bring it around the power steering pulley
    • Check that the belt is routed correctly
    • Attach a 3/8 inch drive ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt onto the alternator pulley
    • Slowly release the tensioner
  4. step : Reconnecting the Battery (4:17)
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench

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In this video we're going to show you how to replace the serpentine belt on this 2000 Lincoln Town Car with the 4.6 liter V8. The only tools you'll need are a 3/8 inch ratchet handle and an 8mm wrench.

Take the 8mm wrench and disconnect your negative battery cable.

Before you remove your belt, you want to make note of how it's routed. On most vehicles, there's a belt routing diagram, although I don't see one on this Town Car. You can see that it goes down around your crank pulley way down there, around the power steering pulley like that, then up to the alternator, around the idler pulley, down to the AC pulley, and then back up to the tensioner and then around the water pump and down. Removing the belt is quite simple. Right here is your tensioner. It has a 3/8 hole in it right here where you can put a ratchet handle and then you want to move it clockwise. You can see that the belt loosens up so you can take the belt off the alternator. Slowly let your handle back and pull it out. To remove the belt, peel it basically off of your accessories and it's off.

I'm not going to be able to really film this that well but I'll try and explain what I'm doing. I'm going to take a loop, like this, and I'm going to put it down and around the air conditioning compressor, which is down here on the passenger side of the motor. Loop it on there, and then, I'm bringing that right around my tensioner. Then, from there, I'm going to bring this side up and around my idler pulley. This then goes down around my water pump here and then around the crank pulley, which is the largest center pulley. I'm going to bring this off of my alternator and then put it down and around my power steering pulley. Pretty much with everything in place I've got the belt on all my pulleys except for my alternator. I put my wrench on my tensioner, pull my tensioner all the way over. It doesn't want to quite get up to alternator which means I must have something wrong somewhere. It looks like my belt's not quite on my A/C compressor down here correctly. There we go. I'll try that again. Belt comes up around my alternator. Let my tensioner off, and recheck the belt in all the locations and it looks good.

Reconnect and tighten up your negative battery cable and you should be good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench

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