Ford Fusion Tensioner & Serpentine Belt Replacement

Ford Fusion Tensioner & Serpentine Belt Replacement

Does your Ford Fusion have difficulty starting, squealing sounds on the engine bay, and heavy steering due to a faulty tensioner pulley and serpentine belt?  Learn how to fix the problem by replacing your vehicle’s tensioner pulley and serpentine belt. This is a step-by-step procedure for replacing the serpentine belt and tensioner pulley on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020 with a 2.5L engine.

What you will need

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  • Ford Fusion tensioner pulley
  • Ford Fusion serpentine belt
  • Tire wrench or breaker bar
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Fastener remover or flat screwdriver
  • 21mm, 14mm, 10mm sockets

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat-level ground surface.
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  2. Loosen the lug nuts of the front passenger wheel using a tire wrench or breaker bar.
  3. Jack up the vehicle’s front and support it with jack stands.
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  4. Pull the wheel out of the vehicle.
  5. Remove the push clips and bolts on the fender liner. Use a fastener remover and a 10mm nut driver to remove the push clips and bolts.
  6. Pull the fender liner out to access the crankshaft and ac compressor belt.Removing the fender liner to have access to the belt on the crankshaft and ac compressor.
  7. Twist the 21mm bolt on the crankshaft pulley and insert a thick paper on the crankshaft and belt.Twisting the 21mm bolt on the crankshaft and inserting a paper on the crankshaft and belt.
  8. Kee the thick paper between the belt and pulley. Pull the belt out of the crankshaft and ac compressor as you manually turn the crankshaft clockwise.
  9. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood latch on the vehicle’s front. Then pull the hood up at set the hood strut to hold the hood. If you need help with this step, follow the procedures shown in the video.


Locate the tensioner pulley and serpentine belt on the passenger side of the engine compartment near the intake manifold of the vehicle.The tensioner pulley and serpentine belt of the Ford Fusion.


Release the tension on the tensioner pulley by placing a wrench on the 14mm bolt on the pulley and pushing it towards the back of the car.Releasing the tension on the pulley.


Once the tension is released, pull the serpentine belt out from the vehicle.Removing the serpentine belt of the Ford Fusion.


Remove the two 10mm bolts on the tensioner pulley using a 10mm socket wrench and turn it counterclockwise.Removing the 10mm bolt holding the tensioner pulley.Removing the 10mm bolt holding the tensioner pulley.
With those two bolts removed, you can pull the tensioner pulley out.Removing the tensioner pulley of the Ford Fusion.Removing the tensioner pulley of the Ford Fusion.


Line up the new/replacement tensioner pulley into the vehicle.Installing the new Tensioner Pulley of the Ford Fusion.


Reinstall the two 10mm bolts on the tensioner pulley and turn them clockwise to tighten.Reinstalling the 10mm bolt holding the tensioner pulley.Reinstalling the 10mm bolt holding the tensioner pulley.


Line up and hold the new serpentine belt into the pulleys below the tensioner pulley.Installing the new serpentine belt of the Ford Fusion.


Twist the 14mm bolt on the tensioner pulley to release the tension and slide the serpentine belt on the tensioner pulley.Installing the new serpentine belt of the Ford Fusion.


Install the belt on the crankshaft and ac compressor by turning the crankshaft while sliding the belt on the pulleys.Reinstalling the belt of the ac compressor and crankshaft.


Reinstall the fender liner and its push clips/bolts. Reinstall the wheel. Torque the lug nuts to  100 Ft-Lbs (135 N·m).

We hope you find the Ford Fusion Tensioner & Serpentine Belt Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Ford.

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