Question about 1999 Saab 9-5
How do I change my belt tensioner
Jack up o/s of car and support on stand
Remove front o/s wheel
remove bottom engine covers from inside o/s wheel arch and also bottom engine cover(plastic)
support engine with jack; remove yolk engine mount ( on belt side)
Put 1/2" extension drive into top of belt tensioner and pull toward engine - you can now put a 3mm drill bit or allen key into hole at side of tensioner to hold in position.
remove serpentine belt
from underneath car, use 8mm ( I think) allen key to remove centre bolt from belt tensioner
It should now come off of the car
fitting is the reverse of the above
hope it helps
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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