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    Ok, I think I narrowed it down to the belt that goes around the ac pump (not the power steering and alt), how easy is it to change???? I need to change it, its so annoying
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    pull alt belt off, there are two bolts holding the tensioner one on the back, and one of the front. It's not too bad.
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    is the tensioner the pulley right below the one for the condensor pump one (the one on top)? So there is a bolt in front, ...AND IN BACK?????
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    Yes, that's correct. 14 or 13mm in the back. 14 or 15 at in the front for a pivot. There's actually a square to put a belt tensioner tool in, but you'll have to have your other hand on the back bolt to tighten it to hold tension.

    I've always had a little issue putting the new a/c belt on fitting it between the water pump pulley and the big lip in the middle of the crank pulley really sucks.
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    14 mm on the back and the front. Once you see how it work it should make sense.
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    Ok, so you don't have to use a tensioner tool (AKA tire iron) to tension the belt?

    Those bolts are on that pulley right below the AC condensor (top pulley)?
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    Looking around I found this:

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    I only recently found out about the 1/2 drive to tighten the tensioner, and never knew the combo wrench on the alt (I always used a tire iron too).

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    Lol how about that, This drawing is awesome!!! Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piece-it pete View Post
    Looking around I found this:

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    I only recently found out about the 1/2 drive to tighten the tensioner, and never knew the combo wrench on the alt (I always used a tire iron too).

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    I googled '1985 Grand Marquis belt' and looked at images.

    http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/VL...74727_Belt.jpg

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    the "adjustment torque bolt" is the one on the back side of the bracket.
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    Interesting, i def like the 1/2 breaker bar being used as the tighteneer for the belt tightness!!. It seems like its somethign i could tackle in an hour
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    Should I be cleaning the pulleys with something prior to me putting a new belt on????
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    only if they are rusty or coated with something. If thats the case, a wire brush should do the job just fine.

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