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Old 06-19-2007, 17:13   #1 (permalink)
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Hello out there.

I have just taken old alternator off truck, without any problems, but how the heck do you put a new one on, specifically how do you get the belt over the pulley?

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Old 06-19-2007, 18:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Replacing an alternator F350 Diesel '04

More info.... Serpentine belt I assume, have you released the tension on the idler pulley, (or tensioner pulley)? Is the belt routed correctly? Belt diagram is usually on a sticker under the hood.Is it the proper belt? Alternator pulley the same size as the one removed?
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yep its serpantine, and is routed fine. It is the old belt, i just got a new alternator. So how do I release the tension. I know which one is the tensioner pulley. its a bit hard to get at, but do I just take off the 2 bolts that hold it in? Do they come off the regular way, ie antclockwise?

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Re: Replacing an alternator F350 Diesel '04

That tensioner should have a 1/2" square hole in it to put a big 1/2" drive ratchet into to release the belt tension. The tensioner is on the passenger side of the engine.

It may require a big ratchet or braker to release it since these tensioners are quite strong.
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well that certainly released the tension. The tensioner arm broke when I put that 1/2" in there and gave it some juice
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Re: Replacing an alternator F350 Diesel '04

Time for a new tensioner
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