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6.0 belt looks bad but it's not.
1. Take the air filter off and the intake pipe off of the cold side it will allow access to those pulley's on the left side of the engine. and give you a better view of what you are doing.
Second grab the old belt from the right side if you'll look down there is a catch lever you can set on the tensioner. Pull slack out of the belt then with your other hand set the latch, this will hold the tensioner in full flex and relax the pressure on the belt. Now you can remove the old one and watch how it comes off. New belt will go around two pulley on the left side, over the water pump/fan pully and down and OVER the Harmonic balancer and crankshaft. Now it goes over another idler the around the A/C past the tensioner and over the alternator, then continous down under another idler and back to the left side. Yours may be a little differnet since it is an 05 and mine is an 03 but i bet the concept is still much the same. Once the belt is on and in place just grab it pull slack out of tensioner again and flip the latch down now the tensioner should put full flex on the belt , just make sure your belt is all lined up and in the right grooves.
Tips: be patient , when your pulling the belt over the crank turn it on its side so it will pass between the balancer and the stator.
Hope this helps
96 F250 460-auto-ext.cab-long box-4.10-152k-10mpg all day running or not.....