Ford Sierra Manual

Coolant pump/alternator drivebelt tensioner (DOHC models with power steering) - removal and refitting
Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems / Coolant pump/alternator drivebelt tensioner (DOHC models with power steering) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Remove the alternator drivebelt.

2 Loosen the alternator lower mounting through-bolt, then remove the alternator upper mounting bolt and swing the alternator away from the engine.

3 Unscrew the central securing bolt, and withdraw the drivebelt tensioner assembly (see illustration).

11.3 Withdrawing the coolant pump/alternator drivebelt tensioner assembly.
11.3 Withdrawing the coolant pump/alternator drivebelt tensioner assembly. Note lug (A) on tensioner which engages with hole (B) in mounting bracket

Refitting
4 Commence refitting by positioning the tensioner on the cylinder block, ensuring that the lug on the rear of the tensioner bracket engages with the corresponding hole in the cylinder block. Tighten the securing bolt.

5 Swing the alternator into position, to align the upper mounting bolt hole with the corresponding hole in the drivebelt tensioner assembly. Refit the upper mounting bolt, and tighten the upper bolt and lower through-bolt.

6 Fit the drivebelt by reversing the removal procedure, and release the tensioner to tension the drivebelt.

7 Observe the tensioner indicator, which should be central in its slot (see illustration).

11.7 Alternator/coolant pump drivebelt tensioner indicator position Inset
11.7 Alternator/coolant pump drivebelt tensioner indicator position Inset shows tensioner at maximum adjustment


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