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Old 06-28-2005, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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Serpentine belt?

Serpentine belt
How do I release the tension on the serpentine belt on a '98 5.0 L? Need to change the alternator.

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Re: Serpentine belt?

there is a spring loaded tensioner on the drivers side with a 1/4in ratchet drive in it just slot a ratchet into that and unload the belt no probs!
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actually its 3/8" but yeah thats the go. make sure the end of the ratchet or extension goes all the way into the hole or it may slip.
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