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Old 02-09-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default Serpentine tensioner replacement

I have a 99 Ranger with a 3.0L with A/C 5 speed 4x4 and need to replace the serpentine pulley tensioner (bearing) but the book I have (Chilton) says nothing about replacing it and am not sure how to remove it.

Does anyone have experience doing this and could give me some tips?

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: Serpentine tensioner replacement

unbolt it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: Serpentine tensioner replacement

If it's anything like the tensioner pulley in my Ranger, all you do is just get a whole new one with the bracket and everything at the parts store, then swap. Did it freeze up on you? If it did, how loud was the squeal? lol.

I have no idea how to replace the bearings in them, and I don't think you can anyway. Like I said, I just replaced the whole thing, and it's only held on with a couple of bolts. Then again, I have an old 4.0, and I've never looked at a 3.0 before.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: Serpentine tensioner replacement

Thanks for the reply!
It is squeaking so I bought just the bearing part not the whole assembly. I haven't even looked and it's dark outside now so it may simply be a bolt with a star bit that removes clockwise.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Serpentine tensioner replacement

I just went outside with a flashlight and now feel stupid for asking the question in the first place because it looks like all I need is a 7/16 or 1/2 inch socket that most likely loosens clockwise.
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