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How to remove belt tensioner???

Trying to remove my tensioner on my 2000 jgc but doesnt seem to have a bolt??? looks like it only has only one alan wrech screw or something?? i need to replace it. can somebody tell me if im doing something wrong or if im overlooking a bolt and tell me how to remove it..

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  • ericgar89 Feb 01, 2009

    thanks guy for you help.. but still cant find the 3 or so bolts to remove it.



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You need a long bar... the kind with a 3/8 inch socket head that goes into the opening in the tensioner and you move it that way to loosen it so you can get the belt off... then undo the three or so bolts holding the tensioner on... you will probably need a vise to hold it when you take the bolt off for the pulley. replace the pulley and bolt it back on...


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If it is Right next to the Alternator, You may need to remove the Alternator Bracket to get this Removed. It should Remove Easy and not be a Big Job. Look Closer, There is another Bolt there Somewhere. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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    Are you Sure that Someone has not Welded this to the Block at Some Point? I have never had anyone have this Much Trouble Trying to Remoce the Whole thing Before.



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