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Re: 2000 f250 diesel, how do you release the tension on...
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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according to picture belt already off rotate crank to timing mark and position injector pump mark to dot and camshaft pully to dot loosen tensioner and fit belt being careful not to shift marks. Fit belt and release tensioner. rotate engine clockwise a couple of turnsand check if dots still line up. readjust tensionor to belt and refit covors etc...
if it is a 7.3 or 6.0 turbo diesel it will have a duallie tensioner-pulley setup. use a half inch breaker bar or ratchet to grab a hold of the tensioner then turn it very firmly counter clockwise until you can remove the belt. after that use the corresponding size socket and ratchet to loosen the bolt that retains the idler pulley.
Install a 16-mm (5/8-inch) closed end wrench for 7.5L engines or a 15-mm (19/32-inch) closed end wrench for 5.8L and 7.3L engines on the tensioner pulley bolt and lift the tensioner arm away from the belt.
Remove belt. Release tensioner arm slowly. Do not allow arm to snap back after the belt is removed because this may damage the tensioner.
the belt tensioner is on the lower left of the engine there is a 1/2 drive square hole on the right hand side pulley arm to release the tension its a pain to get at but you can, sometimes it is easier from the bottom