Question about 1999 Saab 9-5

1 Answer

1999 serpatine belt

1999 saab serpatine replacement tension

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 23 Answers

Hi,the serpentine belt is tensioned automatically by means of a spring loaded tensioner,this is released by using a long 1/2 inch extension bar which fits into a square hole, once pulled back the tensioner can then be held by a nail etc, which is inserted into a hole which aligns with another hole,thus holding the tensioner back in a pre-loaded position to allow you to replace the belt,once replaced you can then pull back the extension bar to remove the nail again and then slowly let off the tension, IF replacing the tensioner, The new one comes pre-loaded with a pin in location to hold it ,hope this is of some help, Bill.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Im tryin to find out how to let tension off serpatime belt on 2000 chrysler sebring convertible


Depending on which engine you have, there should be a spring loaded tensioner pulley that you move with a large breaker bar. The tensioner should have a 1/2 inch drive square hole or a bolt for a socket.

Jul 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

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

Mar 07, 2011 | Saab 9 5 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Changing a serpatine belt on s40 volvo


Use a rachet to relieve the tension on the idler wheel, remove old belt, install new belt using the guide, either under the hood, or from the manual. Again use the idler tension relief to finish. when the rachet is on the idler wheel it is usually used to lift wheel off belt, to relieve tension.

Dec 28, 2009 | 2005 Volvo S40

1 Answer

How do you release the belt tensioner to remove the alternator, on a 2002 Dodge Caravan?


There is a bolt in the tensioner, loosen that some and you will notice more play it it, lift on the tensioner, or if you have a serpatine belt tool use that, there will be a arrow on the tensioner on what way to push. Make sure you tighten that bolt back up when putting the new belt on, and to double check the belt is tight afterwords. there should always be a little play in the tensioner, just not much.

Dec 17, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

My serpatine belt is either loose or too tight, how do I make it stop squeeling?


you have to replace it. There is a tension pully that you take a wrench to and loosen the tension to remove the belt.

Nov 11, 2009 | 2003 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

Replace fanbelt 98 saab 205e


You are going to have to get the tensioner removed and replaced is the only solution.

if you have to, cut the belt to make getting the tensioner removed.

Aug 27, 2009 | 1998 Saab 900

1 Answer

How to reattach serpentine belt on 1999 saab 9-3


The Saab accessory drive (serpentine) belt is self-tensioning by means of a tensioning pulley. Excessive play means that the current belt is spent and must be replaced. It is a very good idea to replace the idler pulley above the tensioner pulley at this time as the bearings fail over time. You can get an aftermarket pulley of machined billet aluminum construction with a repalceable bearing race from Wazee Pulleys. This pulley is superior to the stock one in just about every conceivable way.
To remove the belt you will need a 1/2 inch socket extension bar that will fit exactly in the top of the tensioning pulley housing and a six mm allen key which you will use to lock the tensioner assembly into this position relaxing the belt. This site shows the proper routing of the stock belt and the routing procedure to bypass the highly failure prone center idler pulley if your car has that (yours should not), as well as the procedure to remove and fit a new belt. Note, the belts shown on this site are for the short-belt modification only. See also, this site for additional information. Another diagram is here with part numbers for the pulleys and the belt.
To remove the belt, you will find it best to remove the airbox to allow you more room at the top end to work. Also, jack up the car and remove the passenger wheel to give you access down below.

May 05, 2009 | Saab 9 3 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to do serpatine belt on 96 ford taruaus 3.0


On the Inside of the Engine Compartment you will find the Routing Sticker for the Belt to Reinstall. Locate the Tensioner (Will look like a Pulley that has one Round Pulley Under the Belt and One larger Round Pulley Mounted Above that. In the Middle of the Large Pulley there is a Bolt. Get a Wratchet and Turn it. It will Lower the Pulley under the Belt and Loosen the Tension Off of the Belt. Remove the Belt. Follow the Diagram Under Hood to Reinstall.

Dec 31, 2008 | 1996 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Saab 95 Aero


Jack up o/s of car and support on stand
Remove front o/s wheel

remove bottom engine covers from inside o/s wheel arch and also bottom engine cover(plastic)

support engine with jack; remove yolk engine mount ( on belt side)

Put 1/2" extension drive into top of belt tensioner and pull toward engine - you can now put a 3mm drill bit or allen key into hole at side of tensioner to hold in position.

remove serpentine belt

from underneath car, use 8mm ( I think) allen key to remove centre bolt from belt tensioner

It should now come off of the car

fitting is the reverse of the above

hope it helps


Nov 08, 2008 | 1999 Saab 9-5

2 Answers

I have a 1992 saab 9000 with a 2.3l turbo engine with a loose belt. i don't see an easy way to tighten. do you have a solution? Thanks, Den


hi den the 2.3 has a hydulic tensioner that is non ajustable if the belt is lose this will need replaceing

Oct 11, 2008 | Saab 9000 Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Saab 9-5 Logo

Related Topics:

172 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saab Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

rgbypoet

Level 2 Expert

161 Answers

Are you a Saab Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...