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Replace belt tensioner pulley on 1994 buick skylark

I have the serpentine wrench rented, but can't get it on the tensioner bolt. I cannot reach the nut to take off the pulley either.

Is there a fairly simple way to get at the tensioner or pulley?

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    Same issue with mine but for the 1996 Skylark

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You need to put a piece of wood underneath the oil pan and place a jack underneath the oil pan/motor, loosen the motor mounts that are next to the belts, then raise the motor enough to reveal the nuts/bolts for pulley...just dont raise the oil pan so high that you crush it or break something, only enough to be able to reach tension pulley...

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You have to take off the power steering pump to get to it.

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THERES ONLY ONE WAY TO DO IT.IF ITS THE RIGHT TOOL IT SHOULD FIT.DONT TAKE THE PULLEY OFF OF THE TENSIONOR,JUST GET THE TENSIONER WRENCH ON THE PULLEY NUT,RELEASE THE TENSION TO REMOVE THE BELT. (YOU MAY HAVE TO MOVE THINGS OUT OF YOUR WAY TO GET TO THE TENSIONER)

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