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anyone know where this is?

i'm looking for the belt tensioner on my 2002 4.0 motor, any one direct me or have a picture of where it is?
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Below the alternator

follow the belt off the alt. and down you will see it
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would it be the sqaure hole or the bolt?
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also am i tightening or loosening to give more slack in the belt?
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square hole to move it with a ratchet
bolt holds it on

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Pull it toward the driver side to take tension off the belt
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do i tighten or loosen? cos i tried putting my 3/8 ratchet in the square and tightening but it didn't do anything and i had like a 2 ft cheater pipe too lol
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I think it is 1/2" hole
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so ratchet into square hole and turn towards the drivers side?
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edit: sorry it is 1/2
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Yes that will take tension off the belt to remove the belt or what ever you are doing
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i swapped my alternators and now i'm having trouble getting the belt over the alternator pulley
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It took me and my dad to get the belt on when I did my alt.

I had to lay on the ground and pull while he put the belt on

Hard to reach through the top IMO
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what did u pull on?
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i swapped my alternators and now i'm having trouble getting the belt over the alternator pulley
Try loosening the alternator bolts up some and then slip the belt on then retighten it. That belt is going to fight you for awhile. They can be a real PITD.
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belts, with auto tensioners, ESP new ones, are a 2 person job for sure, one to pull the tensioner over, the other to put the belt on
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what did u pull on?
I had a 1/2' ratchet laid under the truck and pulled it toward the driver side alomost a 90 degree from where I started
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alright i got the belt wayy loose enough, lol now how do i tighten it back down?!
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let go of the belt tensionor and make sure the belt is on all the pulleys
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i'm not touching anything and the belt is extremely loose now, idk what i did but is there a way to tighten it?
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Did the tensioner go back to its original position? Anything else move while you were in there wrenchin?
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no nothing else moved i'm not sure if it did or not to be honest i didn't see anything move
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Try prying back on it the other way to see if you can get it to move at all.
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got it, thanks guys!
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