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Tensioner Arm Siezed

How do I get this bad boy to loosen up for me? I'm pretty sure it's siezed. Could I just use some WD or something else?

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  • Cristina Fischer
    Cristina Fischer Feb 25, 2009

    I figured out that I was a weakling. I couldn't move it w/o the 'cheat' bar. Basically I took the long handle from the jack and slipped it over the wrench. Worked like a charm. I got it all back together, the belt installed and the alternator in! Wahoo! Thanks for your help.

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OK maybe id did but maybe it didnt....

I dont know how ur trying to move it but this is how u do so..



Take a Socket wrench the mid size one DONT put a socket on it...


take the Square part where the Socket would go on the wrench if i had asked u to put one on

and place it into the square slot on the tensioner arm Pull back on it twords the head lights BOOM its loostened if u were doing it wrong in the first place

I like to use a Breaker bar instead of the socket wrench its self..

I hope this was ur problem and it helped i know i messed up the first time i did it.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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