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If the alternator is fixed then its the tension pulley that tightens the belt. but if the alternator is mounted with a pivotal pin and can be moved along a bolt slot, then it's the alternator that tightens the belt.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012


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SOURCE: tensioner pulley 1995 dodge caravan

Hi my name is Allen!

To help you I need to know what engine you have?

For example; 3.0 liter or 3.3 liter

If it is the 3.0 liter the nut for the tensioner is toward the firewall side of the engine tucked tightly under the exhaust manifold, very hard to get too.

If its the 3.3 liter you would have already seen it, both have only one nut holding the tensioner on. This one is easier.

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: replacement of belt tensioner

Welcome to FY,
Your tensioner is replaced as a unit,
remove the belt.
there is a nut 15mm that holds the tensioner to the engine, the tensioner and pulley comes off together the new one will have a pulley on it too, install the ne one the same as the old one came off. i would replace the belt too.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 199 dodge caravan 3.3 tensioner

route the belt over the big pulley first as you route to the rest of the pulleys the last one should be to the tension pulley guide the belt half way on the tension pully pull the belt with your hand as if the belt is turning with engine. make sure belts in the groves of each pulley.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S, with AC - how to replace belts?

first of all you don't have to loosen the pulley,this will no solve the problem,well you already loosen the adjuster,good,bot thing you have not done i will tell you now,on the power steering pump where the belt pass there is also a bolt that hold it ,you must loosen that also,then after you will see the pump moving on the two position that means you will see the belt loosen on 1 position an d the position it will tight the belt,try that man.............

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Nissan frontier 4 cylinder belt diagram + tensioner pulley

They are under the hood or on the front crossmember.


Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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