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Old August 2nd, 2016, 07:01 AM
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3.5 V8 checking tension of water pump belt

How do I do it. Remember I know sweet FA about mechanics. So even identifying the correct belt would be helpful. My V8 has had the original fan replaced with and electric one which I assumes makes a difference to the setup.

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From the belts static/stationary position, grab it in a place where there is lots of space between pulleys. How far can you move it ?

2 inches -ie 1 inch in either direction is about right.
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I bought a belt tension gauge. Cheap off amazon:



That is what many industrial engine manufacturers recommend having as a normal tool.
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