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You do not need to remove the fan or the shroud to spin the belt tensioner. After removing the air filter box, all you need is a long 1/2" torque wrench and place it in the square hole in the middle of the tensioner and turn it until the belt is loose enough to remove it. I usually am able to spin the torque wrench with one hand and remove the belt from one of the pulleys from the other hand. Just be carefull you don't crack the fan blades, as the torque wrench will be almost right up against it as you turn it.
I had to replace my vacuum pump twice, which I purchased from O'reilys (first one was made in china and the second was made in Italy), and only took me about an hour to change. You do not need to remove anything other then the belt, vacume hoses, and the bolts.
2001 Ford E350 7.3 Extended Cargo Van
BTS Transmission, PHP Minotaur package, 4" exhaust/downpipe, Honey Badger jr., FRX, HPX, AIH delete, Fuel bowl mod, Hypermax Boost/Pyro gauge, 4.10 rear.
Last edited by Xphobe; 07-05-2012 at 05:54 PM.