Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Hey all, I've been having trouble with my 2000 EX 7.3l recently, I've had to replace the serpentine belt 3 times in the last year and a half. Nothing looks out of place but I really don't know enough about this engine yet to say that conclusively. I've been using the regular belts from napa, so this time I ordered the HD belt.
Will this help or is there something that I need to look at that maybe misalligned that could be shreading these belts. Has anyone encountered the same thing?
Got the belt off and checked for play in the pulleys and found the powersteering pulley was the only one that i could move in and out slightly, the other pulleys seemed ok but I'm doing this by hand so I don't know. I noticed something though on the tensioner. One side of the tensioner has a gap. it doesn't seem to be even all the way around. Looking top down, the gap is on the right side. it's 1/8"- 3/16" gap on the right side of tensioner, no gap on the left. Can this be adjusted?
How do I replace the tensioner on the 7.3?