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Old 11-18-2013, 05:17 PM
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belt tensioner struck in down position

on the side of the road about too shoot myself as I cant move the tensioner no matter how hard I try. I have two inches to go to get in on the alternator but cant budge the tensior. please help!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:19 PM
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What is the engine and year?
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:21 PM
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04 6.0 sorry
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:22 PM
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Are you install a new one? Or just a new belt?
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:26 PM
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new belt. old belt broke(alt froze) which let the temsioner spring up because I couldn't pull the tab. now its stuck in the tight position leavening no slack to go over new alt
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:26 PM
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All Ford tensioners for the 6.0 have a metal tab on the bottom that will lock the tensioner in the open position. If you have routed the belt leave it off the alternator, grab the belt and pull hard. Reach in and lock the tab. This can be done by one person it is a pain.....
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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ive tried pulling, even put a rachet strap pulling on it from the bottom of the truck.. think the internals of the tensioner are shot?
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I got it! life saver thank you
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:34 PM
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where are you ? location ?
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