Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Ford F150 Forums > General F150 Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Garage Photos FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read StoreVendor Directory

Welcome to F150 Forum!
Welcome to F150 Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default 1999 150 drive belt tensioner

I smoked the lower idler pully on my 99 f150 (4.2l) and replaced the pully (5 min) and have tried to replace the seropentine belt. my problem is I can't move the tensioner to let off the tension to replace the belt. I have a 15mm socket and a johnson bar on it but and am applying enough pressure to start to strip the bolt head. Tensioner wont budge (I am turning counter clockwise). Is this a common problem? Can it be ubseized or do I have to replace the whole unit?

Thanks

Shayne
shayne2468 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
Meaner than Ymeski
 
bobkyle2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22,024
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Thanks: 373
Thanked 638 Times in 379 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Replace the whole thing.. There Around 60 bucks... You might try moving it either way.
__________________

Click Here for instructions on uploading pics!
My 08F150's life
My Chevy K5 build thread.
bobkyle2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I'm not familiar with your particular belt tensioner, but most Fords are the same. You don't turn the bolt in the center. Somewhere around the circumfrence of the tensioner there should be a little square hole. You put a 3/8" drive in that hold and release tension from there.

Kurt
__________________
2002 F150 4.2 5 speed
1995 Mustang GT 347cid Dry Nitrous system
revhead347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 10:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Ok, I looked at a picture of one online, and I'm still unsure. Either way, put the wrench on the pulley bolt, not the bolt that holds the tensioner to the bracket. If it doesn't move, replace the tensioner.

Kurt
__________________
2002 F150 4.2 5 speed
1995 Mustang GT 347cid Dry Nitrous system
revhead347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 10:13 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belt Tensioner jchubb01 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 3 12-05-2010 10:41 AM
fan belt tensioner waynob@ak.net 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 1 12-01-2010 08:33 PM
Belt tensioner removal???????? lifted ford 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 4 08-23-2010 09:36 PM
4.6 belt tensioner pulley dogmdc58 Engine / Drivetrain Talk 2 10-15-2009 01:59 AM
Help, Having Belt & Tensioner Issues m1ellison Maintenance Shop 2 10-12-2009 08:05 PM

 

The Mustang Source

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.