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post #1 of 3 Old 03-29-2006, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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1994 3.8L Belt Tensioner

Dear Forum Dwellers:

Gotta change the water pump on this old mustang.

Can you give me a lesson on loosening up the belt tensioner so I can get the belt off?

I can get a T-50 star wrench where it looks like it is attached to the mounting bracket, but how much brute force do you suggest I use to try to loosen it up.

One of the posts on here said it might be a left handed thread, which would be really good to know before I put a big pry bar on there and put some muscle to it.


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post #2 of 3 Old 03-29-2006, 12:15 PM
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If it's anything like the 5 liter tensioner, just put your torx on a good long breaker bar with a bit of tubing over the end and use it to lift the pulley off the belt.

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Maybe this thread will help... This person wanted to reinstall their alternator, but the belt tensioner should be similar.

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