Originally Posted by DieselFam
Well the 6.0 POS left me stranded again. Just got it towed home and found that the pulley or tensioner that is directly under the alternator is broken. Or at least it looks way too crooked. So I can see it and think this is an easy driveway fix, but damned if I know how to get the whole fan shroud assembly off. Any help would be much appreciated. Also if anybody has some insight or hints on replacing what ever it is that broke under the alternator. Thanks in advance.
You have a fan shroud and fan shroud stator, the stator is the plastic part that is in the way of getting to all the pullies and belt. The stator is bolted onto the motor with 4 bolts, getting to some of these bolts can be a p.I.t.a. Some guys just cut the stator out, while others take the time to remove the starter in one piece. If you chose to remove in one piece, your gonna need to remove the radiator and clutch fan. I have had my stator removed for almost 2 years without any issues, even with towing. With the stator gone, it gives you alot more rooms to work on the front of the motor.
Here is a write up I did for another site for removing the water
Pump, it will give you a good idea what needs to be done to remove the stator in one piece. Step 13 is for the stator.WATER PUMP REMOVAL INSTRUCTION w/PICS. - TheDieselGarage.com
Or you can try to work around the stator to get to the idler pulley. Usually the bearings go bad in the idle pulley, you do not need to replace the assembly, just the bearing. The bearing is a 6203 by depending on the manufacturer it may have a different number, here is some info, motor pulleys with replaceable bearings