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The nut used to move tensioner is moving instead of whole tensioner moving

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Hey, I just had the same problem while trying to put my belt back on. At first my tensioner moved, but then it stopped and only the bolt was moving. This means you need a new belt tensioner assembly. It will run you around 60$ and is fairly simple. They commonly go out around 70k miles.

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Have you tried the Other Direction? These Bolts will only Remove if Turned the Wrong way to Adjust the Tensioner Pulley. Let me know! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners:
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.
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