Re: marineer help
I have an '04 Escape with the 4 cyl. engine and have taken off the serpentine belt several times. It's really not hard, though it can be a little frustrating getting the belt re-routed over the various accessory drives. Your '06 engine is a greater displacement, but I think the engine family stays the same.
You do have to take ff the wheel and passenger side plastic wheelwell apron, but again, it's not difficult.
There is usu. a picture on the hood of the belt routing, or, you can take a picture with a digital camera to remember by. If my memory serves me correctly, you just insert a 3/8" socket extension square drive into the tensioner to release it's tension.