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Old 03-11-2007, 03:44 PM
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Idler Pulley Problems Help!

This weekend I set out to replace the water pump and Idler pulleys on my 1995 F-350 7.3 L. Now after a 100.00 worth of tools I still cannot find the right size for the star bolts Ford used in the tensioner and Idlers. Man I do not want to strip them puppies out. Is there a special wrench? 1/4 Allen is too small 5/16 Allen to big. Same story with metric. Hellppppp! What is the right size? If I need to buy a tool where do I find it.


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Old 03-11-2007, 03:53 PM
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This weekend I set out to replace the water pump and Idler pulleys on my 1995 F-350 7.3 L. Now after a 100.00 worth of tools I still cannot find the right size for the star bolts Ford used in the tensioner and Idlers. Man I do not want to strip them puppies out. Is there a special wrench? 1/4 Allen is too small 5/16 Allen to big. Same story with metric. Hellppppp! What is the right size? If I need to buy a tool where do I find it.


Thanks in advance, all you guys are great and really seem to help us neewbees to Diesel.


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You can't use allen wrenches you need a set of torx head wrenches, I believe you need number 5 for those bolts I am not forsure on the size, you can get them at any parts store, or sears, or pretty much any hardware store. You can get them in sets 1-10, or you can buy them individually. I suggest spending the money and buy a set of these, they fit on 3/8 inch drive ratchets or you can get them in 1/4 drive. I recommend 3/8 drive. Good luck to you.
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Thanks for the information! This old 7.3L project has added several hundered dollars in tools. Ah heck looks good in the old tool chest.


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