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Going to replace belts tomorrow any tips?

Just trying to figure out if any of you guys have done this and if there is any tips y'all could give me?
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not bad..about 2-3hr job. Pull the top shroud,careful not to crack it, unplug the fan,removing the plug from the bracket to allow for removal and installation of serpentine belt, I would recommend a tensioner mine went out in the middle of an on ramp with traffic not fun. The latest updated is a 122 tensioner.


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At how many miles should you do this or this more of wear and tear visual thing?

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Going to replace belts tomorrow any tips?

For me it's a visual thing. Check the tension to make sure the belt hasn't stretched check for cracks or glazing.

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I would replace both belts, both tensioners, and both idlers.
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I would replace both belts, both tensioners, and both idlers.
Agreed! I was going to just do my belts, but my diesel mechanic said he did just belts on a customers f250 and a week later his tensioners went out- tow to the shop $300, another $500 for labor and the $390 for tensioners. So I did the tensioners it'll save ya, just do it all while your there, might as well have that front cover checked out too


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Was not as bad as I thought. Took around 4 hours. Replaced both belts two idler pullys and both tensioners. Scariest part was getting the shroud out without breaking it. Total cost for parts was 340 dollars
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Are the tensioners and idlers just bolt on/off jobs?

Mine is squeaking so I might as well do it all while i'm at it.

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Yes one bolt in each. Very easy. Just takes a little time. I was able to handle them from under the truck the easiest.
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