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2000 f250 diesel, how do you release the tension on the belt?

I am replacing the altinator in my 2000 f250 diesel, and I would like to know how to release the tension in the serpentine belt.

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    how do you get the tension idler pulled back to put belt on for a 7.3 diesel?

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There is a tensioner idler somewhere on the engine. Use a wrench and rotate the bolt in the center so that the pulley moves away from the belt, then use the other hand to slide the serpentine belt out from under the idler.
Slowly release the tensioner.

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