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Old 12-01-2021, 01:37 PM   #1
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Changed Belt & Tensioner - '14 Journey

Well I finally got around to changing the belt and tensioner on my 6.7 ISB. I knew it would be an adventure.....
Opened up top access under bed so a friend could lend a hand or two. I was able to sit upright along the tailpipe in the passenger rear to access most of it. 1/2" ratchet to loosen tensioner and remove belt. I had to disconnect a fan sensor to remover and reinstall the belt after sliding it over the fan, but that was easily accomplished. Moved under engine to remove belt from crank pulley and to reinstall belt there as it was tight. I swung over to the drivers side to remove the tensioner screw so I could swap in a new tensioner also, and it wasn't too bad.
Getting the new belt in definitely took a second set of hands, and lots of checking and rechecking that it was seated properly. I pulled the new tensioner over while my assistant got the last part over the alternator pulley up top.
Overall took a little under 2 hours and only a few busted knuckles and scrapes. It wasn't too bad, but I can't imagine trying to do it on the side of the road or without a second set of hands.
I will still carry a spare belt and the old tensioner for use in a pinch. I also have a laminated drawing of the belt routing I keep in the maintenance manual.
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Well I finally got around to changing the belt and tensioner on my 6.7 ISB. I knew it would be an adventure.....
Opened up top access under bed so a friend could lend a hand or two. I was able to sit upright along the tailpipe in the passenger rear to access most of it. 1/2" ratchet to loosen tensioner and remove belt. I had to disconnect a fan sensor to remover and reinstall the belt after sliding it over the fan, but that was easily accomplished. Moved under engine to remove belt from crank pulley and to reinstall belt there as it was tight. I swung over to the drivers side to remove the tensioner screw so I could swap in a new tensioner also, and it wasn't too bad.
Getting the new belt in definitely took a second set of hands, and lots of checking and rechecking that it was seated properly. I pulled the new tensioner over while my assistant got the last part over the alternator pulley up top.
Overall took a little under 2 hours and only a few busted knuckles and scrapes. It wasn't too bad, but I can't imagine trying to do it on the side of the road or without a second set of hands.
I will still carry a spare belt and the old tensioner for use in a pinch. I also have a laminated drawing of the belt routing I keep in the maintenance manual.
good info - Im not looking forward to doing this job, bit Im dreading it a bit less now
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Interesting... I had my DP in for air dryer service but asked the shop to check on a squeel that was noticed. Another shop thought it might be dash AC compressor? ( rear radiator ISB)
Told them I had a spare belt & tensioner aboard if needed. When I picked it up they confirmed it was tensioner and replaced belt & tensioner. Charged me forv2 hours and said it was tight but tech got R done from below by removing/ moving exhaust extension.
I thought it was reasonable and this confirms.
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