Spent about 8 hours on the F150 this afternoon:
- Replaced serpentine belt
- Replaced belt idler/tensioner
- New radiator hoses, which necessitated new coolant
- New positive battery cable
- New starter relay
Only two photos to show for it:
Replacing the battery cable - this was shot while lying on my back on a creeper with pretty much no clearance whatsoever
Envisioning the layout for the new belt. Chase guided me through the process and cranked the tensioner back while I installed the belt.
Big thanks to Allen Wan, and a new-ish member, Chase, who helped me - not even a shade tree mechanic - undertake this task. Also thanks to @Brandon_Green for making my leaked fluids disappear before I even had time to cleanup. I was able to rehabilitate a vehicle I was considering selling at a discount due to the expense of making those repairs at a shop - now it will be making Logistics runs for DMS.
Another Saturday or two and it will be in excellent shape for a 20-year old truck.