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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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Belt tensioner won't lock

So went to change my alternator today and couldn't get the belt tensioner to lock. Watched a youtube video by diesel tech Ron and used a 24in pry bar. Also used a buddy to pull on the belt while I try to lock it but no luck.

Any tips?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 02:43 AM
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Re: Belt tensioner won't lock

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So went to change my alternator today and couldn't get the belt tensioner to lock. Watched a youtube video by diesel tech Ron and used a 24in pry bar. Also used a buddy to pull on the belt while I try to lock it but no luck.

Any tips?
what do you mean by lock? there not built to stay still to change belts if thats what you mean.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 02:55 AM
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Re: Belt tensioner won't lock

The factory tensioner has a little lever that locks the tensioner spring. You may have an aftermarket tensioner or the lever may be broken off.
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