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The tensioner will not move

The tensioner will not move i am trying to put on the ps steering belt

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This vehicle has a automatic tensioner(CORRECT, not all of then do) by using a 3/8 drive ratchet (without a socket)in the square looking hole on the tensioner (close to the pulley itself). Turn ratchet to tighten and push down on tensioner toward the alternator and you should be able to get belt on. Good luck contact if you need more help. Thanks for using FIX YA

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