Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > Engine Tech Forum > 6-Cylinder Tech > 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 10-09-2009, 08:04 AM
Ford Truck Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 85
Default serpentine belt replacement

I have not changed a serpentine belt yet in the 2004. In my Jeep there is a belt release bolt that I crank down with the breaker bar to realese the tension. Can someone let me know where this would be in my 4.0?

Thanx very much!!!!!!!
__________________
2004 XLT 4x4 4.0 42K miles
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-09-2009, 08:07 AM
2AM Fabrication
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 809
Send a message via AIM to Alon
Default



I usually rent the tool from autozone to make it a bit easier but all you do is crank down on the tensioner and the belt comes right off. Very easy to do.
__________________
}---------> 2:AM Website <----------> 2:AM Facebook<---------{
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-09-2009, 08:24 AM
Captain Barboza
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 232
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
Default

Get a good belt so you don't have to worry about it too often in the future. The Goodyear Gatorback is a great belt.
__________________
2010 Magnetic Grey Metallic Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD offroad 4wd
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
A 2wd will go most anywhere a 4x4 will go as long as the ground is flat and dry. And as far as a 2wd rock crawling, well, that ain't rock crawling.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-09-2009, 08:29 AM
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 535
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 View Post
Get a good belt so you don't have to worry about it too often in the future. The Goodyear Gatorback is a great belt.
x2 with the Gatorback. I am going to replace my belt sometime this weekend too.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-09-2009, 09:12 AM
Ford Truck Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 85
Default

Thanks for the great info!
__________________
2004 XLT 4x4 4.0 42K miles
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-15-2010, 12:56 PM
New to Trucks...
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 122
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Does the air box have to come off in order to get enough room to get the 3/8 drive ratchet in the square hole of the tensioner? I'm doing this tonight and I want to remove as little as possible as I'm in a huge hurry tonight.

And PS... sorry for digging up an old thread... I was just using the search button and this is the only one that showed up that I could find for "04 Ranger Serpentine belt replacement"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-15-2010, 01:01 PM
White Trash Ballin' MFer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 764
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Shouldn't have to remove anything, from what I remember. I think it's just a simple (tight) fit, a little tension, and waa laa.
__________________
'02 XLT ext. cab 4.0 4x4 Off Road
Usual mods
Unusual color
Only a real man can pimp DWB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnbaum13
What really impresses us is power, originality within reason, and a nice clean rig that makes us say "damn!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Sport
ew, don't touch me smakes
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-16-2010, 06:02 AM
New to Trucks...
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 122
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Yea... so I did this last night.... I found it easiest to use my 3/8ths drive ratchet for the tensioner, pull back on it to remove tension but leave the ratchet in the tensioner hole, this way the tensioner doesn't go all the way up, and the ratchet keeps it from moving against the frame while I slipped the new belt on and into place.

Dealer wanted to charge 145$ to do the belt change..... what a rip... I did it for the cost of the belt at $40. And it only took me 15min to change out the belt and be on my way.

I could make a DIY with pictures if anybody wants it?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-16-2010, 08:26 AM
White Trash Ballin' MFer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 764
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Congrats! Now take that $105, and put it towards another DIY job on the truck.
__________________
'02 XLT ext. cab 4.0 4x4 Off Road
Usual mods
Unusual color
Only a real man can pimp DWB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnbaum13
What really impresses us is power, originality within reason, and a nice clean rig that makes us say "damn!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Sport
ew, don't touch me smakes
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-31-2010, 06:15 AM
New to Trucks...
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 122
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by joldtown View Post
Congrats! Now take that $105, and put it towards another DIY job on the truck.
I have been looking into bull guards and nerf bars.
__________________
Just Truckin Around in the new 4x4 Ranger..... Till I'm in my lowered Tiburon, then I'm Avoiding Pot Holes....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-31-2010, 10:20 AM
Ford Truck Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 85
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

I had to take off my airbox which gave me enough room. I used a loaner Serp belt tool from auto Zone. Thinner than a ratchet.
__________________
2004 XLT 4x4 4.0 42K miles
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-31-2010, 11:29 PM
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 309
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black04Ranger View Post
Yea... so I did this last night.... I found it easiest to use my 3/8ths drive ratchet for the tensioner, pull back on it to remove tension but leave the ratchet in the tensioner hole, this way the tensioner doesn't go all the way up, and the ratchet keeps it from moving against the frame while I slipped the new belt on and into place.

Dealer wanted to charge 145$ to do the belt change..... what a rip... I did it for the cost of the belt at $40. And it only took me 15min to change out the belt and be on my way.

I could make a DIY with pictures if anybody wants it?

That would be awesome, please do make it with pictures. Mine's a 2000, never been changed. I'm sure its due.
__________________
2000 Ford Ranger V6 3.0L FFV Supercab Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-01-2010, 05:53 AM
New to Trucks...
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 122
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

ok... will do. I'll make the DIY with wording right now, and then I'll take pics tonight and upload them
__________________
Just Truckin Around in the new 4x4 Ranger..... Till I'm in my lowered Tiburon, then I'm Avoiding Pot Holes....
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 309
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black04Ranger View Post
ok... will do. I'll make the DIY with wording right now, and then I'll take pics tonight and upload them
Awesome, thank you very much. I'm going to probably go ahead and do it this weekend. I took a look at mine and it looks a little worn.
__________________
2000 Ford Ranger V6 3.0L FFV Supercab Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 146
Default Re: serpentine belt replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by RandSand View Post
I have not changed a serpentine belt yet in the 2004. In my Jeep there is a belt release bolt that I crank down with the breaker bar to realese the tension. Can someone let me know where this would be in my 4.0?

Thanx very much!!!!!!!
How many miles did you have when you changed the belt? I also have a 2004 XLT 4.0. I'm at around 93,000.
__________________
Julius
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
96 ford ranger squeling serpentine belt swat784 General Tech 0 10-08-2009 07:23 PM
Seat Belt Light mahmch Electrical Tech 3 09-08-2009 07:33 AM
Timing belt notacorvette 4-Cylinder Tech 2 07-27-2009 06:43 PM
Ford Ranger Timming belt And setting's drumz7777 General Tech 2 07-15-2009 01:42 PM
1999 Ford Ranger's belt is chirping.? Matt General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 12-08-2008 06:40 PM



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.