I thought the same as a 6, undo the big bolt all the way, and the bearing/tensioner will come off, then just slot the new one on, and do the big nut up lightly and apply tension to the inner rod as per normal.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
I don't see any way it can come off because the pulley isn't held on by a bolt, looks like it is a complete 1 piece unit. I would try Ford spare parts as they have all the part diagrams on computer so should be able to tell you straight away.
I would imagine they are pressed together, the centre looks like it could be pressed out but if the new one is only $100 why bother. Wonder if the CAPA belt had anything to do with it, dont know if yours is the same as mine but I find it way to tight.
Car/engine/bearings in pulley are all 10 years old
Was pretty bloody hot yesterday!
Saw some decent revs coming out of the roundabout
Maybe the shorter CAPA belt. Although i note the wear marks on the tensioner did not suggest it was too tight...
Barnacus - I'm completely dumbfounded ford had the best price!!!!
Tell ya what tho (lucky it was right near my house as it spat the belt off) but the power it freed up was incredible. Was backing into the carport and the thing was moving uphill in reverse at idle! A LOT of parastic drain on these things.
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Keep that old tensioner for me - I might use it to get drawings for some billet tensioners...
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