How to Replace Serpentine Belt: 2009-2014 Ford F-150 - In The Garage with CarParts.com (2024)

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Watch this video to learn how to replace the serpentine belt on a 2009-2014 Ford F-150.

Replacing Serpentine Belt on a 2009-2014 Ford F-150: What You Need

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Parts Checklist

  • Serpentine belt set

Tightening Torques

  • Idler pulley holding screws: 18 Ft-lbs
  • Serpentine belt tensioner holding screws: 18 Ft-lbs

Tools Checklist

Here’s the toolbox we recommend to repair your Ford F-150 : HM85 85 Piece Ratchet and Socket Set

List of tools:

  • 8mm wrench
  • Breaker bar
  • 1/2″ Drive extension socket
  • Ratchet
  • 13mm socket
  • 10mm socket
  • Torque wrench

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare for the Task

  • Turn off your engine.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Pull the hood release handle and open the hood.

Step 2: Prioritize Safety

  • Disconnect the battery for safety reasons.

Step 3: Document Belt Path

  • Before replacing the serpentine belt, take a picture or draw the path of the belt around different pulleys for later reference.
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Step 4: Loosen the Belt:

  • Use a breaker bar and a 1/2″ drive extension socket to lift the serpentine belt tensioner and loosen the belt.
  • Remove the belt from the alternator pulley.
  • Release the serpentine belt tensioner and take out the tool.

Step 5: Remove the Belt:

  • Now, you can take off the serpentine belt.

Step 6: Replace Pulleys:

  • Replace the tensioner pulley and the two idler pulleys.
  • Unscrew the holding screw on the idler pulley above the tensioner using a ratchet and a 13mm socket. Remove the pulley.
  • Unscrew the holding screws of the serpentine belt tensioner using a ratchet and a 10mm socket. Remove the tensioner.
  • Unscrew the holding screw on the second idler pulley using a ratchet and a 13mm socket. Remove the pulley.

Step 7: Install New Components:

  • Reinstall the first idler pulley and tighten it with a torque wrench.
  • Reinstall the tensioner, securing it with a ratchet and a 10mm socket.
  • Reinstall the second idler pulley and tighten it with a torque wrench.

Step 8: Fit the New Serpentine Belt:

  • Take the new serpentine belt, ensuring the writing on the belt turns clockwise.
  • Slide the belt around the pulleys following the initial layout.
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Step 9: Secure the New Belt:

  • Lift the serpentine belt tensioner to wind the belt onto all pulleys.
  • Release the tensioner to fully extend the belt.

Step 10: Final Checks:

  • Before starting your car, ensure the belt is properly positioned on all pulleys.
  • Reconnect the Battery:
  • Reconnect the battery to complete the operation.
  • Operation Complete:
  • Your serpentine belt replacement is now complete.

Compatible Vehicles

The operation and tools displayed in the video should be available on the following vehicles:

  • 2009 Ford F150
  • 2010 Ford F150
  • 2011 Ford F150
  • 2012 Ford F150
  • 2013 Ford F150
  • 2014 Ford F150

Important Reminders

The serpentine belt moves the alternator which charges the battery. Yet, it also operates the power steering, the air conditioning compressor and sometimes the water pump.

For safety reasons, we advise you to disconnect the battery.

Before proceeding with the replacement of the serpentine belt, we recommend taking a picture or to draw the path of the belt around the different pulleys, in order to position it correctly later.

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Before starting your car again, check that the belt is properly positioned in all the pulleys.

Disclaimer:

This video is for entertainment purposes only. CarParts.com, Inc. disclaims all damages including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, and/or punitive, for any liability, claim, or any other injury or cause related to or arising from any information or lack thereof posted in this video. No information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. All mechanical car projects entail some risk. It is the sole responsibility of the viewer to assume this risk. If you are in doubt, please consult a licensed mechanic in your area.

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