Question about 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
This is the 2.2l model i know you need a socket or breaker bar to rotate the tensioner but dont know how to get to it. do i need to remove front fender?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
reomve belt then the tensior arm is bolted to block i think its just two bolts if i remember right then bolt new on and replace belt hope this helps
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
SOURCE: serpentine belt
you need a 3/8 drive socket wrench put it in the tensioner square and pull it it should free the belt or if you have one with a socket just put a socket on the 3/8 drive..do not remove the bolt thats attached to the engine you will spring the tensioner and it will no longer work..u want to use the pully that the belt is actually on
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
it requires either a long wrench or a socket or just a ratchet, look at the tension-er to determine that, then just move the tension-er in the opposite direction of belt tension to release it, it is spring loaded.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: Belt tensioner 94 olds achieva
Yes there is a special tool available for this because of the clearance issue.
Another way is to use the appropriate size crow foot attachment , mine was a 15/16" or 1", and a 1/2" drive breaker bar.
It is the same way on MANY cars including my Taurus. It is a one piece deal and you can rent one from someauto parts store, buy it (not a great option they are about $25), or maybe you can borrow one from a repair shop.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
Te bolt on the tenssioner..
Put the correct size closed end wrench on it.. A long one is best for leverage.. Push the wrench in the direction that would losten the belt.. It does take quite a bit of muscle..
You may want to write down the path of the belt before you loosen it.. When loosened - it can slip off other pullies..
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Park the Pontiac in a safe work area and open the hood.
Inspect the top of the black plastic cover that surrounds the fan for the serpentine belt routing diagram. This diagram has the instructions for installing the new serpentine belt around the accessory pulleys.
Inspect the front of the engine and locate the automatic belt tensioner. The tensioner on the 1999 Pontiac model vehicles is located between the alternator and the crankshaft pulley. The tensioner has a pulley on one end with a bolt head in the center of the pulley. Use the bolt head to rotate the tensioner.
Turn the tensioner counterclockwise with the breaker bar and a metric socket. Pull the belt out from under the tensioner pulley with your other hand. Then, slowly let the tensioner retract until it stops.
Pull the belt out of the other remaining pulleys. Then, pull the belt out of the engine bay and lay it on the ground.
Route the new belt around the crankshaft pulley. Then, route the new belt around the other remaining pullleys by using the serpentine belt routing diagram for instructions.
Rotate the tensioner pulley counterclockwise with the breaker bar and socket. Then, slide the new belt under the tensioner pulley. Slowly let the tensioner retract until it stops. The tensioner pulls all of the slack out of the belt and brings the new belt to the proper tension. Remove the breaker bar and socket from the tensioner pulley.
Inspect the new belt to ensure that it is seated inside of all the accessory pulleys as directed by the diagram. Then, crank the engine and allow it to run for about 15 seconds. Turn the engine off. Inspect the belt again once more to ensure that
the belt is still around each pulley. Close the hood.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...
Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard
Fig. Fig. 8: ...
Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt
Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine
Fig. Fig. 11: Removal and installation of the serpentine belt-2.3L engine
Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C
Fig. Fig. 13: Use an 18mm box end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner on the 3.8L engine
Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner
Fig. Fig. 15: On the 3.4L, use a box end wrench, then rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the serpentine belt
Remove the belt guard or coolant recovery reservoir as required.
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