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2004 Ford Freestar Question: replaceing alternater how do I release the tension on belt 3.9 L V-6



, Hermitage, MO, March 01, 2010, 10:17

need to release belt tension on 3.9 L V6 with A/C

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    March 05, 2010, 12:25

    Try this:
    Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise.
    Push the spring clip toward the tensioner to lock the accessory drive belt tensioner in place.
    Picture: http://bit.ly/drive-belt-tensioner
    You might find a free repair manual here: http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info

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    , September 05, 2010, 09:06

    Any suggestions on how to access the tensioner in my 2005 Freestar. There isn't room there to use a socket and, with a plain old wrench head on the extender bar, there's no room to turn it. Hopefully, something simple I'm just missing?

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