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How to loosen serpentine belt for 2.2l engine? need steps to get to rotate the tensioner

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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SOURCE: How to change tension adjust arm for Serpentine Belt

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

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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

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SOURCE: How do I release the tension pulley to remove and

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.

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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

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SOURCE: release tension on serpentine belt 97 olds

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..

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Need to replace serpentine belt


Open the hood of your Prizm and locate the negative battery terminal on the battery. Loosen the clamp bolt on the negative battery cable end with a wrench and remove the cable from the battery terminal. Isolate the battery cable from the battery terminals while you are working.

  • 2 Locate the serpentine belt tensioner on the front of the engine; it is on the left as you look at it from the front. Place a breaker bar and socket on the bolt in the center of the tensioner and rotate it counterclockwise, releasing the tension on the belt.
  • 3 Slide the belt off the tensioner, rotate the tensioner back to the free arm position, and then remove the belt from the rest of the pulleys. Discard the old belt and install the new belt onto the pulleys, paying careful attention to the belt path.
  • 4 Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise with the breaker bar and socket, then slide the belt onto it. The path for the belt is printed on a sticker placed under the hood of the car, normally on the radiator support, so be sure to follow it if you are unsure how the belt is routed.
  • 5 Rotate the tensioner clockwise, allowing it to tighten the belt. Remove the socket and breaker bar from the tensioner, then install the negative battery cable on the battery terminal. Tighten the clamp bolt with a wrench and close the hood.
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    Instructions

    Things You'll Need
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    Metric sockets
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    1 Open the hood and inspect the flat surface on top of the plastic fan shroud for the belt routing diagram. Follow the diagram instructions to route the new belt.

    2 Locate the serpentine belt self-adjusting tensioner on the front of the engine block. The tensioner has a pulley on the bottom of the tensioner arm, which the belt travels under. The tensioner can only be rotated from the bolt that secures the pulley to the tensioner arm.

    3 Rotate the tensioner in a clockwise motion with a metric socket and the breaker bar to loosen the tension from the belt. Then, pull the belt off the top of the tensioner pulley. Release the tensioner pulley and pull the breaker bar off the pulley bolt.

    4 Pull the belt out of the accessory pulleys. Then, slide the belt around each fan blade and out of the engine bay. Rotate each fan blade to the top side of the engine to get the belt around each fan blade.

    5 Match both the new belt and the old belt together to make sure that the new belt is the correct size. Then, route the new belt around each fan blade and around the crankshaft pulley. The crankshaft pulley is the big pulley at the very bottom of the engine.

    6 Follow the routing directions from the belt routing diagram to install the new belt around the other accessory pulleys. Once the belt has been routed around all of the pulleys, look over the belt and make sure that it is secure inside all of the pulleys.

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    Instructions Things You'll Need
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      • 1

        Park the Pontiac in a safe work area and open the hood.

      • 2

        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.

      • 3

        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.

      • 4

        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.

      • 5

        Pull the belt out of the other remaining pulleys. Then, pull the belt out of the engine bay and lay it on the ground.

      • 6

        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.

      • 7

        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.

      • 8

        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
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    Rotate the Caravan's serpentine belt tensioner assembly clockwise to relieve the tension on the belt. Slip the belt off the tensioner with your free hand before rotating the tensioner back to its home position. Remove the tool.
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    If you have the v-belt type, you have to loosen the alternator or power steering pump.

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    1. On all models except the 7.4L engine with A.I.R. pump (California emissions only), use a 1/2 in. breaker bar with a socket placed on the tensioner pulley bolt, rotate the tensioner to relieve belt tension.
    2. On all 7.4L engines with a A.I.R. pump (California emissions only), use a suitable wrench on the pulley axis bolt to rotate the tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension.
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    1. Route the belt over all the pulleys except the tensioner.
    2. On all models except the 7.4L engine with A.I.R. pump (California emissions only), place the breaker bar and socket on the tensioner pulley bolt and rotate the tensioner to the released position.
    3. Install the belt and return the pulley to its original position.
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    Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...


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    Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard


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    Fig. Fig. 8: ...


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    Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt

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    Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine


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    Fig. Fig. 11: Removal and installation of the serpentine belt-2.3L engine


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    Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C


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    Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner


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    Fig. Fig. 15: On the 3.4L, use a box end wrench, then rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the serpentine belt

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    2. 2 Open the hood and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram sticker on the side of the engine casing. Study it for a moment before removing the existing belt. It is essential the new belt be installed exactly as the diagram indicates.
    3. 3 Find the tensioner pulley, the main pulley that controls the serpentine belt, and fit a 1/2-inch socket wrench over the self-tensioner on the outside of the pulley.
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    1. On 1994-97 2.2L engines and 1994-96 4.3L engines, using a 1/2 in. breaker bar and if necessary, with a socket placed on the tensioner pulley bolt, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve the belt tension. On some 2.2L engines it may be easier to attach the breaker bar to the tensioner arm from under the vehicle.
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