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Tensioner wheel and motor belt

The tensioner is bent pretty badly. How should i fix it?

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Autozone has the enitre assembly as normal stock at most of their stores. About 40 bucks, I think. Take an 18mm box wrench, put enough tension on the tensioner to relieve the pressure on the belt and then pull the belt loose and remove it. You should be able to locate and remove the hold down bolts with a standards 3/8 socket set and 6 inch extensions. I believe there are three or four bolts here, but some are of different lengths so mark them as to where they go to avoid confusion reinstalling. Reverse the process to install. Hope this helps.


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