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I need help on how to replace a ford 99 model super cab fan belt and what size belt would I need... also can I tighten the head gasket with a shifter.. cluless? ? Thank you. Carryn

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  • carryn1 Apr 12, 2011

    Thank you sooo much.. went to supercheap auto were they gave me the wrong size belt. I took it back only to be told that they don't make that size anymore and gave me the number belt and to go to repco. I arrived at repco with the number belt I needed but that was wrong also ahhh what fun,a look on the computer and i was handed the right one. Thank you Repco..this combined with your help and my problem is fixed. Well except the gasket..that one I might leave for now..Again a very BIG THANK YOU



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First to get right fan belt you tell folks at parts store year, make & model & engine size and they look it up for you. To change belt depending in which belt you have to loosen alternator, power steering pump etc... bolts and slop old belt off new one on and retighten. (Parts folks can show you how also) If you have a bad head gasket, they need to be replaced not tightened.

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