Power steering pump shaft and belt tension-er

Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • FWD
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  • 117,000 MILES
Hello, I sure do appreciate you all being here. I have a couple of more questions that I would like to ask you all. Can you all tell me if the rod shaft that my power steering pulley is mounted on is the shaft supposed to have a little play in it? If not what do I need to do to it? I noticed that my belt tension-er has three marks on it with a hole in behind the three marks. Can you tell me what the three marks are for?
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Sunday, June 25th, 2017 AT 10:18 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Yes you should have some play about 1/8 inch in the pump shaft. The three marks on the tensioner mean minimum/maximum and ideal tension on the belt.

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Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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Can u all tell me if I can set the tensioner2take just a little bit of slack out the belt&walk me thru it slow on how2do it?
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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 AT 4:38 PM
Tiny
KEN
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The best way to take slack out of the belt is get a smaller belt or replace the tensioner.
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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 AT 7:20 PM

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