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Replaceing serpentine belt and need slack on tention how do you

I am replacing the serpentine belt and having some difficulties with how it goes on and how to get slack

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  • Dave Hansen May 11, 2010

    There is an idler/tension pulley that you will need to get a socket on that will allow the replacement of the belt(use 1/2 drive bar if possible).
    Under the hood, (usually near the radiator) there should be a diagram of the belt routing.
    Hope this helps



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Under the hood on the radiator support bracket is a belt routing diagram.
To remove/install you will need a belt tensioner prybar.
Remove the belt tension by prying back on the tensioner using the nut in the middle of the black pulley in the following picture.....
It is pretty strong - you will need a really long handled wrench - or most autoparts stores sell/rent them.

replaceing  serpentine belt and need slack on tent - 5a9838c.jpg Take not of the way your belt runs over/under pulleys.
Without more info on your truck.... engine size, options etc... we cannot provide an accurate routing diagram.
The parts store that has your belt will also supply you with the routing diagram.

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