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2008 Lincoln MKZ Serpentine / Drive Belt Replacement

This video is of a 2008 Lincoln MKZ. It should be similar to year around it and also the Zephyr, Milan, and Fusion. It should work on years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 (or at least similar).

Disclaimer: do this repair/replace at your own risk. Be careful, use your brain, and get back on the road safely! This video is only a guide to help you. If you feel uncomfortable at any part, stop, ask for help or go to a professional.


1. Car Jack or floor jack -

2. Jack stands -

3. Serpentine Belt Tool -

4. Flathead screwdriver -

5. Trim tool/Ancor remover -

6. Tire iron (or 19mm socket + impact gun) - ,

7. Wood block or similar

8. A new serpentine belt (we used a Motorcraft part# JK6-455-D) -

Removal Instruction:

1. Put the parking brake on

2. Block off the rear tires with a wood block (I used a 4x4)

3. Pop hood on car and use support bar to hold up

4. Go to front right (passenger) tire

5. Remove plastic wheel cover with a flathead screwdriver

6. Brake loose lug nuts (do not take off)

7. Begin raising the car up with floor jack

8. Place support jacks under the car in the proper location (see manual - there are indentations)

9. Remove lugs nuts

10. Remove tire

11. Use trim tool & flathead screwdriver to remove four plastic shroud anchors

12. Have someone else on the top of the car, use Serpentine Belt Tool to put in the opening of the tensioner puller

13. Pull Serpentine Belt Tool towards the front bumper

14. Carefully remove the belt from one of the pulleys on the bottom

15. Compare old and new belt (part #JK6-455-D). Make sure they are the same size

Replacement of Belt Instructions:

1. Begin putting the new belt over each pulley you removed the old one from (except the tensioner pulley)

2. Once all of the v-belt grooves are in the pulleys, have someone pull the belt tensioner back towards to the bumper and slowly put on back of the belt on the smooth pulley tensioner

3. Slowly let the tensioner pull the belt tight

4. Make sure everything is lined up so the belt doesn't get thrown

5. Test belt - start the engine and listen. It should not squeal, if it does either your belt is not aligned or it's the wrong size belt.

Putting it all back together instructions:

1. Put back on plastic shroud

2. Put on the 4 anchors

3. Put tire back on

4. Begin hand tightening the lug nuts

5. Tighten lug nuts down firmly (tire iron or to spec with impact gun)

6. Remove support jacks

7. Lower down car slowly

8. Tighten lug nuts to spec

9. Remove wood blocks

10. Release parking brake

11. Get back on the road

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Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of MC FIX IT, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information in the video, post, blog, or social media. MC FIX IT assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. If you feel uncomfortable at any time. Stop and go to a professional. MC FIX IT recommends safe practices when working on vehicles, your house, or any other project and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of MC FIX IT, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not MC FIX IT.


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