F 450 Serpentine Belt Replacement

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  1. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    I drove the company F450 the other day and about 1 mile from my house the serpentine belt started to go.

    Towing this F450 Crew Cab with Extended Wheel Base and a custom Douglas bed on it is going to run $600.00. They need to use a semi type wrecker.

    It has the 6.0 diesel and single aternator. I bought a new Ford belt and asked the service manager how long it should take. He said 2.5 hours but closer to 3.5 in real time.

    Has anybody ever done this. It is a major pain in the arse.

    The first thing to come out is the radiator.
  2. grant5127

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    I dunno for sure on the 450s, but 350s had a problem with the water pump pulley shredding the belts... I'll see about finding the TSB article on that.... on the 350s the fan shroud has to come off. It comes out in 3 pieces. First remove 2 inch wide piece next to radiator, second, all bolts securing to radiator, third you need a fan clutch wrench to remove clutch from water pump, fourth, remove shroud next to radiator with fan( it aint easy) then there is 5 or 6 bolts holding inner shroud to motor. average time to remove it---2 to 3 hours....:frown:
  3. D'Animal

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    WOW!

    I just did it in 2 hours. I had the radiator drained of the Anti Freez and the Power steering fluid already.

    I'll post up pics.
  4. grant5127

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    What year truck, and how many miles on that belt??
  5. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    2004 Ford F450 Crew Cab with Extended Wheel Base & Douglas Custom Flat Bed / utility Box.


    83911 miles on Odometer/Belt.
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  8. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    The reason.

    The old Belt is on the left and the new one is on the right.



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    :cool:......:beer:
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    One of many reasons I like my 7.3
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    Did you ever get the GVW mess straightened out?

  12. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    Yep

    Throw enough money at the DMV and they can figure a lot of things out. It cost an additional $547.00 to get it registered properly to pull the trailer.

    I had to take my CDL completely over again. What a pain that was.

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