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I need to replace a serpentine belt on a 1984 Ford Bronco. Can anyone tell me where to find the belt tensioner? Also can the belt be replaced without removing the radiator fan? Thanks.

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No - your belt cannot be replaced without taking the fan off. More than likely, you also have multiple belts. You will have a 1/2 inch spot on most of the plates to tighten each individual component. Look for a place to attach a 1/2 inch breaker bar/ratchet next to the alternator, steering pump, smug pump, etc. These should all be v-belts on a 1984, not a true serpentine.

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