How to Tighten the Belt Tensioner on a 1996 Taurus?

Answer When a serpentine belt tensioner loosens up, it is safer to just replace the belt tensioner itself. The belt tensioners are spring loaded and, once they break, they can go through the radiator or c... Read More »

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How to Tighten the Drive Belt on a 1996 Ford Taurus?

The only time you will ever need to tighten the drive belt on your 1996 Taurus is when you are replacing a worn-out drive belt with a new one. This is because the vehicle is equipped with an automa... Read More »

How to Tighten the Timing Belt Tensioner on a 1988 VW Scirocco 16V?

If you have to tighten the timing belt tensioner on a 1988 VW Scirocco 16V engine, you should also replace the timing belt since the same amount of labor is required for both jobs. The Scirocco use... Read More »

How to Tighten the Serpentine Belt on a Taurus SHO 3.0?

The Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 engine is an upgrade of the standard Taurus 3.0 liter engine (SHO stands for "Super High Output"). The front accessories on the 3.0 SHO engine are operated by a single belt,... Read More »

How to Replace The Belt Tensioner on a Ford Taurus?

The Ford Taurus belt tensioner serves to hold the serpentine drive belt in place. The tensioner, which consists of an arm and a pulley, presses down on the serpentine belt to keep it in constant co... Read More »