idler pulley & belt tensioners - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 09-25-2010, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
idler pulley & belt tensioners

I was thinking of replacing the serpantine belt and the idler pulley on my wifes truck. I figure good preventative maintenance. I pay attention to mine, if something broke or the fan belt was off i would know it. She would keep driving til it siezed.
Are the belt tensioners also something i should replace? seeing as it has 2 pulleys, plus the internal tension spring? It seems to be fine? But looking for input. I hear a lot on idler pulleys failing, how about the belt tensioners?

2008 6.4 f250 lariat 4wd
melmount is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 09-26-2010, 06:15 AM Rookie
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ive got a 97 ps with 215,000 and a 99 with 270,000 on it and I replaced the pullys just because they dont last forever and when the go out ur stuck. they were only like $20 ea. Thats a lot cheaper than a tow bill or worse.
CEMotorsports is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-26-2010, 10:19 AM Fanatic
Broncoboy79's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well my belt tensioner assembly completely fell of my motor about two weeks ago. So Id say go ahead and replace it for preventative maintenance. It was only like 70 bucks. Cant hurt

Early 99 F250 Super Cab 4x4, 7.3L w/155k, Leveling Kit, 20" Fuel Hostages, 35" Trail Grapplers, TW 6 Pos Chip, Triple gauge pod, K&N Intake w/6637 Filter, 4" Turbo Back to 5" RBP Black Tip, 09 Seats, Console, and tailights, 05 Turn Signal Mirrors, Headlights w/6000k HIDs, Badges and Grille.
1979 Ford Bronco, 400m w/C6, Twin Stick NP205, 35" KM2's, Lockers.

Broncoboy79 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome