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Cant release tension on drive belt on a 96 chevy s10

Im pretty sure i found the tensioner, but cant seem to find out how exactly to release the tension to replace the drive belt

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The tool is a 1/2 inch breaker bar costs about 11 bucks you can pick this up anywhere that sells tools it is going to be a about a foot long for leverage and will have a 1/2 inch" drive on the end.

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The tensioner is spring loaded there is a tool that is made for them that you can get at auto zone or almost any auto parts store. The tensioner will have a square hole in it or you use the bolt that hold the idler pulley on it and just get your tool on it and just put some pressure on it it will move . you don't have to loosen any bolts for it .

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    1. ani_caut.gif WARNING: USE CAUTION WHEN REMOVING OR INSTALLING DRIVE BELT TO MAKE SURE THAT TOOL DOES NOT SLIP FROM DRIVE BELT TENSIONER OR PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DAMAGE TO DRIVE BELT TENSIONER AND DRIVE BELT MAY OCCUR.
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