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Old 11-22-2012, 09:01 AM
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2003 6.0 alternator tips wanted

My alternator went out in my 03 6.0. Is there any tips on getting the belt on and off or does the shroud have to come off and everything? I tried doing a search on here and could not find anything. thanks for any help.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:52 AM
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use a 1/2 inch breaker bar you need to remove the intercooler pipe and battery on the passenger side and wiggle it in there.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:47 AM
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If you're strong enough, you can yank the belt and engage the catch on the tensioner pulley.
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Emphasis on the strong enough. That is one growed up spring in that tensioner.
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Emphasis on the strong enough. That is one growed up spring in that tensioner.
Yeah it is.

I'm able to pull enough slack in my belt to get the belt off the alternator pulley, and even that isn't easy.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:13 PM
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I was able to pull the belt off my alternator pulley by pulling the slack.. Now I cant get the belt back on.
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A couple months ago I paid to have mine done since I couldn't see taking the time to take the truck apart just to change the alternator so I put it in the shop. I dropped it off and the guy said, "don't leave, this will only take a minute"... He had the biggest guy in the shop yank the belt off the alt. changed it out, and then goliath went over the pulled the belt back on. Didn't even take 6 mins. and I was paid and leaving. nice way to spend $450, but from now on I will do it myself......
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I was able to pull the belt off my alternator pulley by pulling the slack.. Now I cant get the belt back on.
This will sound crazy, but its an old trick that really works: walk away for 10-15 minutes then try again. If it came off that way, it can go back on that way. I promise.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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I went ahead and rented a tool from the local auto parts store. Im going to give it a shot tomorrow. OEM/Serpentine belt tool (27115) | Serpentine Belt Tool | AutoZone.com

It looks like it may work...
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If you can pull the belt up enough just to get it started on the pulley it will hold itself. Then you can get another hold on the belt and slide it the rest of the way on.
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