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Old 11-18-2009, 08:37 PM
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Exclamation 3.0L 98 ranger serpentine belt issue

Ok so me and my dad decided to replace the belt on the ranger and even with the tension pulley maxed out(seems like) we cannot get the belt to go on,we are using a 882K6 belt bu its just not quite big enough,it is the belt recommended.I was wonder if using a 890K6 would be ok as long as the tensioner can tighten it? I just dont understand why it is so difficult,thanks alot guys!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:43 PM
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Oh just to add,would removing the fan be the best way to try to get more leverage and clearance?I didnt think you have to do that because we are starting with the ratchet straight up and down and going all the way clockwise until it hits the battery tray and its just not enough.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:04 PM
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i have a 00 and i have the same problem.... the recomended size just wont fit... i got one like 1inch bigger and it works just fine
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:17 PM
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Ok,I think thats what we will do,thanks alot man.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:37 AM
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I can say that when I replaced mine it was a PITA. I had to slide mine underneath the idler pulley about 1/2 way on and then had the old lady bump the motor over a few times. The belt went right on. I tried and tried to max out the idler pulley and just slip it on but no matter how hard I tried this was the only way I was able to get it on.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:31 PM
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We cannot even get 1/2 out of it with the idler maxed out
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