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Stupid pulley question
Hi all! Got a couple of dumb questions for you. Upon start up in the morn I hear a squeaking for a few minutes, which tells me I may have a pulley on it's way out. My main drive belt is pretty new only a few thousand miles on it. My question is how do I release that tensioner without the tool? I have tried to push that little tab and move it with no avail, so needless to say, the last couple of times I pulled the belt I have one of my bigger friends manhandle that thing back onto the alternator while I lined it up. The tensioner has a place to get a ratchet on it and move it but I can't get anything in there past the shroud, even my Snap On guy had nothing that would fit. My other question is will my water pump "weep" when it's on it's way out? Flow seems good, no temp issues. Smelled coolant a while back, and could of sworn I saw it dripping from that area. Thanks in advance!
Chris- 2006 XL F250 4×4 LBCC, it's a work truck dammit.
Holder's 190/30s, custom reg return, 6.7 pump fuel system, custom built Amsoil oil bypass, custom ported intake and custom stage 2 GT4088 turbo, all built by me, Rudy's uppipes, Coolingmist methanol injection, studded, deleted and oringed heads with some BPD goodies...
Special thanks to Loxdce for helping me get it together...