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Trying to replace a serpentine belt?

Ford F350 7.3L powerstroke diesel 2wd. Is it neccessary to remove the fan? Also, how do you release the tension idler? What is the easiest way to put one on?

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  • keesha9797 May 19, 2009

    Same question. Do I have ato meove the fan and everything around it to replace the fan belt. Also, where is the belt tensioner? Any help would be appreaciated.



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Check out this site it will probably help , they hav erepair guides for most vehicles

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I had to change the altenator on my 2006 on the side of the road. Once I got the 1/2" drive johnson bar on the tensioner I took a ratchet strap and went across to the other side of the truck and took the tension off the belt and was able to change the altenator. this may work to change the belt as well.

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Instructions needed for changing serpentine belt on 2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L

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