belt tensioner on 97 Mustang

03-26-2008, 10:20 PM
I'm trying to change the serpentine belt tensioner(the whole assembly) on my daughters 3.8L 1997 Mustang and was wondering if anyone knows if that is a left handed bolt. I know the pulley on there has a left hand bolt. I tried to loosen it the way a normal bolt would come out and it creaked a couple of times , then stopped, thenI tried it the other way, no go. Any help would be greatly appreciated before I snap the bolt off. By the way, it takes a torx 55, another tool to buy.

03-28-2008, 10:36 AM
How many times are you gonna ask this question? Try looking in a Haynes or Chilton's manual to see if its reverse thread or not.

03-30-2008, 05:36 PM
As many times as it takes. Fords suck a BIG one.

03-30-2008, 06:31 PM
If a bolt has left handed threads it should have an L stamped in the end. Use P-B Blaster and let it soak. If still unsure call Ford parts and ask them?

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