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Old 02-12-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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UDP install

alright there is probably a very easy answer to this but I can't seem to figure it out.

When installing my FS UDP I used the myfordfocus.com directions and it says to release tension in the belt tensioner. I cannot figure out how to do this, any help is appreciated.


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Old 02-12-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
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When I installed my 2 piece UDP, I didn't even bother to release the tensioner, I just pushed really hard on it to manipulate the tension on the belt when I needed it. When I pushed on the tensioner though, I was under the car and I had my friend taking off the belt when taking off the old pullies and putting the belt back on after we were finished.

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Old 02-12-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Look at your owners manual and it will show you the pulley configuration. Isolate the tensioner, then use a wrench to grab on to the hex nut face on the tensioner and push. It will move with significatn force, releasing the existing belt. You will then have to do this again when putting the new belt on.
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:56 AM   #4
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I am installing my MAC UDP and I can't get the supplied belt back on. I searched the forums and tried every suggestion out there from using a box end wrench to trying to push the tensioner up with my hand and the jack. I can't get the tensioner to go back any further. It feels like it can not be pushed up anymore and lifts the engine. HELP!!!
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:17 AM   #5
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make sure the belt is on the right way? i did that with my FC udp, even when it was on right it was still a PITA to put on.
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Yeah. Followed the diagram to the tee. Another poster suggested getting a longer belt. But I'd rather not spend the money if I absolutely don't have to. Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:37 AM   #7
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are u sure you got the right belt for your application? it makes a difference if you have a/c or not.
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I got my udp used and it came with a belt that was to big and also the tensioner was
bad. So after a month fighting this thing i finally got the right size belt and it was
very hard to put on. I had my brother pull up on the belt while i pushed the tensioner
to the very farthest it would go. But once we got it on it ran great. I would suggest
getting somebody to help pull up on the belt.
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Yeah, you are probably going to need two people to get the belt on.
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Hey, thanks for the reply's everyone. I ended up just buying a longer belt and it went on with no problems. I think MAC just sent me the wrong size belt.
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