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03-21-14
  • FEAD BELT – WEARS, SHREDS, AND/OR COMES OFF – VEHICLES WITH 7.3L DIT ENGINE AND 130 AMP ALTERNATOR BUILT 8/94 THROUGH 5/96
Publication Date: October 6, 2003

FORD:
1995-1996 E-350, F SUPER DUTY, F-250, F-350

Article 96-17-19 is being republished in its entirety as part of a consolidated 7.3L diagnostic aid booklet, and to update part information and vehicle criteria.

ISSUE:

The Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) belt may wear, shred and/or come off during deceleration.

ACTION:

Replace the belt tensioner and the FEAD belt. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Inspect the belt for rear edge belt wear and move the tensioner arm to see if it can be cocked out of position.
  2. Check for a sticking or binding tensioner by moving the tensioner through its full travel.
  3. If any of these conditions exist, replace the belt tensioner following the procedure outlined in the appropriate model/year Service Manual.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F7TZ-6B209-AABelt Tensioner
F6TZ-8620-GAFront End Accessory Drive (FEAD) Belt

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

96-17-19

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only


NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle.

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