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Tensioner pully on 02 ranger 3.0

New here. My tensioner pully has what looks to be a star bolt. Looks unhealthy like someone has tried taking it off before. Looking for exact size and advice for taking off. Also, anyone have pics of chain placement for lifting eng and granny out? Thanks in advance. I'm a newby.
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The "star" heads are called Torx
They come in male and female

The 6 Ranger Bed bolts use t-55, torx-55 male
I think the tensioner is t-50 on most Fords

Socket sets are not expensive, one male set example here:
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Thanks, got it off.

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Welcome to the forum

The "star" heads are called Torx
They come in male and female

The 6 Ranger Bed bolts use t-55, torx-55 male
I think the tensioner is t-50 on most Fords

Socket sets are not expensive, one male set example here: https://www.amazon.com/15pc-Torque-S.../dp/B01BZKILCM
I had someone apply leverage while I ensured torx head was fully seated. Now to pull tranny and eng later today. Making a couple plates for lifting this am. Thank u.
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If you're pulling the tranny and engine, I recommend leaving them attached if you have the room and a proper engine hoist. (you can rent them of course)
It's way easier to take them apart when it's out of the truck, much easier to put back together too.
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