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How do i release the tension pulley

1995 saab 900 2.3 4cyl. trying to put the long serpentine belt back on but don't know how to release the tension

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  • colleen_pine Jan 02, 2009

    Thank you for the help. Problem solved.....

    Colleen

  • russ792 Feb 03, 2009

    Is that into the tensioner or into the tensioner pulley that you insert the rachet? thanks

  • russ792 May 11, 2010

    thanks...got clarified at saab repair store

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Usually the carrier pully "tension pully" has a square hole in the front of it. It usuallu takes a 1/2 inch breaker bar but occassionally they will use 3/8 breaker bar. Find the hole, insert breaker bar, or a ratchet (you may need a pipe on the ratchet) and put pressure on it. Generally counterclockwise is the direction you need to go. That will release the tension on the belt while you are maintaining pressure on the breaker bar while it is inserted in the pulley. Remember how the belt is routed.

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Serpentine belt


Application:
With A/C


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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


Inspection

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.


Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Rotate the auto tensioner clockwise to release tension, then remove the drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install drive belt (A). Route the belt over the components in the following order: Crankshaft pulley - A/C pulley - idler pulley - generator pulley - water pump pulley - P/S pump pulley - tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate auto tensioner arm in the counter-clockwise moving auto tensioner pulley bolt with wrench.
  3. After putting belt on auto tensioner pulley, release the auto tensioner pulley slowly.

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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


May 09, 2012 | 2006 Kia Sedona 3.8

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Replaced engine belt on 1999 saab 9.5 old belt broke thought their would an adjustable that i could move to get new belt on then tighten it back up


These should have a belt tensioner pulley........It is designed to be pushed up or down to slide the belt over the pulley that is mounted to the tensioner.....Normally the tensioner will have a square slot in it to put a 3/8 or a 1/2 in ratchet head into it and move it up or down.....Some tensioners are designed to put a socket or wrench on the pully bolt head..then push tensioner in tightening position to flex tensioner and slide belt over pulley.....It has to be one or the other......Just look very closely at the pulleys...Some tensioners have an arrow on the side of it showing which direction to push it to re-install the belt....It is mounted sperately by itself....It is called Serpentine Belt Tensioner .......................................It is self adjusted...It is flexed up and down very fast while it is running and if it ever gets loose from age you just replace it.......There is no nut and bolt adjustment for a serpentine belt..................Hope this helps.....................................Metalpoet

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How do I loosen the tension on the belt in a 1995 Chevy Caprice so I can replace the alternator?


Click on the following direct Link. It has several Serpentine Diagrams; one of which matches your specific engine and options (ex: AC/No AC etc).
Regarding HOW:
Standard Rule to Removal the Serpentine Belt:
1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT OR OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys
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Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.

b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them.
Let me know if this helped...
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1995/make/chevrolet/model/caprice/1995_chevrolet_caprice_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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How to change a serpentine belt


This SHOULD be how it's done, but not so on the 90's Park Aves.
With this 3.8 L V-6, you have to remove the motor mount on the side of the engine--and without the proper tools it's about a $290 job for the dealer.

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How to release a tensioner while replacing Belt pulleys


You place a breaker bar, large screw driver, pry bar, etc...in the notch that is located on top of the tensioner pulley.....The tensioner pulley is located on top of engine near the firewall on the passenger side of car...if you stand at the passenger side of your car and look at your serpentine belt following it around towards the firewall (windshield) the tensioner pulley is at the apex and there is about an 1 1/2" notch at the top of that....that is where you would put your pry bar and you would pull back ( towards the front of your car) on that tensioner and you will see the serpentine belt loosen. I can post a picture is you need one....

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I need to replace the serpentine belt on a 1995 Saab 900 s


Use a 6 or 8 inch 1/2 socket extension bar and place it in the top of the tensioner pulley, there is a notch in pulley for this. The tensioner pulley is near the firewall at the top of the engine....make a diagram of the belt routing and note which side( smooth or grooved) is lying on the pulley(usually grooved side of belt). Next you would pull tensioner pulley forward and slip the old belt off....you would route your new belt the same way and slip it on the tensioner pulley last.....you will need to pull the tensioner pulley forward again to get the slack you need to slide the belt over the pulley. I have found the Saab to be one of the easiest cars to change the serpentine belt on. I hope this helps.

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Where is the tension pulley on a 1997 saab 900s


You mean the serpentine belt . Do you ? If thats what you mean, the tensioner is a component that has a bolt at the middle which when lossened with a wrench will lossen the tension on the serpentine belt it has a spring and can be moved . if it was a seperate belt it woud have a bolt and a brace with a U shaped hole in the middle. You would lossen the bolt and pull on the belt and it lossens up.

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Look at the diagram which should be on the radiator fan shroud.  This will show you the path the belt takes around the myriad pulleys on the engine.  There is a tensioner pulley whose only job is to maintain the tension of the serpentine belt.  It may be marked on the diagram.  If not, it is the pulley, usually near the top of the engine, that is not the air compressor, alternator, water pump, etc.  I have found that a box-end wrench or a socket wrench which fits the bolt on the pulley, is sufficient.  Just gently swing the pulley away from the belt slightly.  Just enough to release the tension so you can slide the belt off.  You don't have to worry about the bolt coming loose, as it should have far more torque holding it on than you'll put on it to release the belt tension.  Note, that once the belt is off, the tensioner will swing further than it was before, since the belt is not there to stop it.  So when you put the belt back on, you'll have to swing it back down/up to the same position it is in now, if not farther, since the new belt hasn't stretched.

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That wasn't right though. There is a 1/2 slot for a 1/2 inch breaker bar and when two holes are lined up you stick a drill bit or similar peice through to lock it in place till you get the belt routed then pull back alittle bit on the breaker bar to remove tension from the drill bit . Remove the drill bit and release tension on breaker bar and remove it to put tension on the belt.Then check alignment , positioning, routing of the belt visually.

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