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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 00-02 Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6L

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  1. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (0:37)
    • Familiarize yourself with the belt routing diagram
    • Attach a 3/8 inch drive ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Pull the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off
    • Loosen the tensioner
    • If you are replacing the tensioner, see the 2000 Grand Marquis serpentine belt tensioner video for more detailed instructions
  2. step : Installing the New Serpentine Belt (1:58)
    • Loop the belt around the A/C pulley
    • Bring it around the tensioner pulley
    • Bring it around the water pump pulley
    • Bring it around the crank pulley
    • Bring it around the power steering pulley
    • Bring it around the idler pulley
    • Check that the belt is routed correctly
    • Attach the 3/8 inch drive ratchet to the tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise
    • Pull the belt onto the alternator
    • Release the tensioner

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In this video, we're going to show you how to service or replace the serpentine belt on this 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, same as any 1998 to 2002 Grand Marquis with the 4.6 liter V8. The tool you'll need is a 3/8 inch drive ratchet and also a piece of pipe might help for some extra leverage.

It's pretty easy. Right here is your tensioner. Take a 3/8 inch drive ratchet handle. Work it right into your tensioner. If you only have a short handle, use a nice big piece of pipe. It helps you to move the belt easier. Then you can pull it off there. Actually, you can see that my tensioner's in need of replacement because it's not moving freely. When it does that you want to be careful because it could snap back at any minute. Let's take our belt off and out. Let's take our belt off and out.

Before we show you how to put the belt back on you can see we put a new tensioner on the car. If you want to see how we did that, you can just check out our other videos for the Mercury Grand Marquis belt tensioner replacement.

Take a loop, and you want to put it down, all the way down, onto your A/C pulley which is the one furthest down. Then you want to come up, around your tensioner here and then around your water pump and down to your crank pulley, and then across. Over here is your power steering pulley. Then you should be able to kind of pull it a little bit tight and get it up on top of this idler pulley here. Now it's all preliminarily routed. Just make sure it's in the grooves in these pulleys. It looks like it's good. Now take a 3/8 inch ratchet, put it on there. Put on the pipe just to make it nice and easy. Pull this over, and while you do that, pull this up, and on top of your alternator. Then make sure that everything is pushed in. Your tensioner will go back. Make a quick check. It's not quite on my pulley down there. It's around the crank fine. I'm just going to put this back in. Take the tension off a little bit, and push it onto this pulley way down here. Now it's good. You're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

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