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Old 12-06-2009, 02:02 PM
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Default Belt install - is this the right bolt?

I am putting the belt back on my '00 3L V6 Ranger 4x4, and I want to confirm that this (circled in red) is the right bolt for de-tensioning:

Turning it didn't really seem to change the angle, as far as I can tell. (I got the belt off by removing a stationary wheel, which won't work for reinstalling it.)
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:07 PM
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that is the tensinor pull

they are normally square hole on the one part
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:31 PM
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I must be going crazy, but I dont see any square holes anywhere. Should it be on this part?
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:36 PM
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Should I instead have cranked on the other bolt (the one holding the wheel) to compress the spring?
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:07 PM
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here's a link that should help ya.if you look in the related articles there's a link to the ford ranger with the pics in there that will show you how to do it


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3D2%26hl%3Den
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:21 PM
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Does that bolt go all the way through the pulley?
There should be one bolt that is used just to hold it on with
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:04 PM
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I think what's pictured is an idler pulley...not a tensioner...
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:08 PM
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Yours should look very similar, it may even be the same exact part. Pictured is a 4.0L.

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:46 PM
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The 3L V6 is apparently very different to the 4L. The piece pictured in my photo is in fact the tensioner, not the idler, and it has no square hole like the one in the Haynes. Somehow I didn't notice the belt diagram under the hood before. I was correct the second time that you need to crank the 15mm bolt clockwise to slip the belt on, (rather than the 8mm bolt that I circled in the pic,) which pivots the whole assembly on the 8mm bolt. As a bonus, it was much easier to access than the wrong one (which required me to remove the fan and the 15mm bolt.) I am ecstatic. I was certain that I was going to be biking to work in subfreezing temps this week.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:57 PM
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Yours should look very similar, it may even be the same exact part. Pictured is a 4.0L.

what is with the dots being on the truck lol
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:00 PM
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what is with the dots being on the truck lol
Photobucket fail. lol.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:46 PM
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ahh lol thought you were hiding good mods lol
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