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1996 Ford F-150 Question: Why won't the serpentine belt go on??????

 

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kmg3964, 5.8L V8, Simpsonville, SC, March 17, 2012, 10:59
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I changed the water pump on my f150 and now i can't get the belt back on. I'm following the routing diagram exactly and the tensioner pully is fine. Even the old belt won't go back on. It seems way too short. Can anyone give advice????

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13627 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 17, 2012, 12:03
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    did you get the proper w/p? is you tensioner spring inside pivot broken,it could be wedging it and not letting if tension back far enough

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    MISTA-T July 08, 2012, 10:19
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    Are you pressing the tensor pully down when your trying to put the belt on? That is a must.You cant losen alternator and such to do this?

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