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post #21 of 34 Old 06-28-2010, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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im taking my truck into the dealer tomorrow to get the tensioner checked out and the belts too, its been squeeling like mad lately and driving me crazy. So hopefully the tensioner is covered under warranty. I'm also braving taking it in without the DPF so we'll see how that ends up.
If it was me Id put that DPF back on to play it safe, I always but that and the stock intake on if its going to the dealer, unless the dealer is cool with it

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Well I talked to one of the mechanics and he said they are good with working on modified trucks, so we'll see what happens. If it were just belts i'd do it myself but don't want to pay for a tensioner if I can get Ford to pay
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oh ok yeah if they say they are cool with it then Id say take it in, my biggest fear would just be a ford rep randomly showing up like they do sometimes, but if should be out of there pretty quick if thats all they are doing

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Anybody have the TSB for the idler pulley??

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Anybody have the TSB for the idler pulley??
^X2 I have a bad sqeak and would like to get a new tensioner installed if that is in fact the problem
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Well, 81,000 miles, my belt has been making noise for a while now, just last weekend started tearing itself apart (I heard it and found pieces of it under the truck) and I think I am going to take it on this weekend. I don't have all my tools as I am working out of town, so does anybody that has done it have any suggestions on what special tools are needed besides sockets. I heard somebody talking about a thin tensioner bar, but I addume this is not needed if the procedure mentioned is followed. . .
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09-9-8 6.4L DIESEL - COLD WEATHER BELT CHIRP

Publication Date: May 6, 2009

FORD: 2008-2009 F-Super Duty


This article supersedes TSB 07-23-9 to update model year, Service Procedure and Part List.

ISSUE:
Some 2008-2009 F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 6.4L diesel may exhibit a front end accessory drive (FEAD) belt chirp when initially started following a cold soak.

ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

On 2008 model year vehicles built on or before 11/9/2007 and equipped with single alternator, replace the idler pulley following Workshop Manual Section 303-05. (Figure 1)


Figure 1 - Article 09-9-8


On 2008 model year vehicles built on or before 11/9/2007 and equipped with dual alternator, replace the idler pulley following Workshop Manual Section 303-05. (Figure 1)
On 2008 and 2009 model year vehicles equipped with single alternator, replace the main FEAD drive belt with a new service belt that has an improved noise resistant rubber compound.

PART NUMBER PART NAME
7C3Z-8678-B Idler Pulley
AC3Z-8620-A Belt


WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

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I had my belt replaced around 10k-20k miles because it was squeeling. First they put some kind of pi$$ on it. That just made me mad. So I'm good with not doing mine for a while but I was also told if you had two people you could do it without removing the shroud or fan. Not sure if I trust that or not but that is what I was told.

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thanks for the write up , im gonna tackle this this spring i guess. im at 140,xxx miles and never changed my belts. while im doing egr delete etc i might as well toss on some new belts?

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THanks for the write up Matt.

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