Mustang Serpentine Belt Length Measuring Instructions (79-95)

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If you've been wondering which serpentine belt your Foxbody uses, this install article will show you exactly how to figure this out!

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How To Measure Mustang Serpentine Belt Length (79-95)

Tools Needed:

  • Good Amount Of String
  • Measuring Tape

Installation Instructions

  1. Start with routing at the alternator. Go under the belt tensioner. Over the top of the A/C compressor. Go to the outside of the power steering pulley.

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  3. Go back around the water pump. Down and around the lower crank pulley. Go around your smog pump. Now you can tie off your string.

  4. Mustang Serpentine Belt Length Measuring Instructions (79-95)

  5. Be sure that you have routed your string correctly. Now you can untie your string. Lay out your string and tape down both ends.

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  7. Now you can find your length using the measuring tape. Give or take a half inch, depending on how much tension you want. Now you can pick the correct size belt. Install the belt and your all done!

  8. Mustang Serpentine Belt Length Measuring Instructions (79-95)



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1979-95 Mustang How to Measure Serpentine Belt Length (5.0)

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Published on 2016-07-26
Here’s a tip on how to measure to get the right length belt for your 79-95 Mustang 5.0L!

In this video we show you how to properly measure belt length to avoid repeated trips to the parts store in search of the correct belt. All you need is a piece of string and a measuring tape to get the right length belt.

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