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Need to change a belt on 97 ford explorer

Just need to know which pulley that needs to loosened for the belt to go on....Please help!!!

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    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    which engine do you have?



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U dont loosen pully there is a place on belt tensioner you put breaker bar, ratchet,or belt tool in to pull tensioner back to remove belt

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