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May I add that on the 2004 Dodge Diesel (2500 mine anyways) the belt tensioner has a 1/2" square hole, which a 1/2" breaker bar will work fine, and access from under the truck is easier. To remove and install the belt the tensioner should be removed and inspected, as it is all but impossible to R&R the belt with tensioner in place. This can be done with a 13mm box wrench. The greater the box offset the more difficult the task becomes To remove the tensioner from the engine compartment come up from the top. .
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel
4Dr Short Bed
Reason for belt removal was that I had symptoms as followed.
When pressing the brake to the floor I felt a pulsating in the pedal (stopped or moving, so it wasn't warped rotors), also the power steering acted as low on fluid. Since both the brakes and power steering are enhanced by a Hydro Boost pump (no vacume to brakes), the belt was the most logical culprit.