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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
Category: Ford
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 5 months ago.
You will need a 13mm or 15mm wrench to rotate the belt tensioner to loosen and remove the fan belt. See below.