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Cant put belt on

2001 zts cant get to tentsioner frame in the way , is there a special tool.

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  • cnelson006 Apr 19, 2009

    thanks molson02536 that tensioner is right by the frame. So just loosen the bolt in the middle of the pully?

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  • Raise and suport the front of the vehicle
  • Under the car, use a socket set to remove the belt splash guard from the passenger side.
  • Find the belt tensioner. It's a small pulley (8) below the alternator (1) on a spring loaded pivot.
  • With the palm of your hand, push firmly upward on the tensioner pulley. If that does not work, get on the 15mm nut in the center of the pulley with a wrench for leverage. Acting like you're "tightening" this nut will provide the correct direction of movement to release belt tension.
  • The belt will loosen. While still pushing on the tensioner pulley, unloop the belt from the crank pulley (6) and/or A/C pulley (5). They're the two lower-most pullies.
  • Remove pressure from tensioner pulley
  • From above the engine or below, remove the belt.
  • Re-route new belt as shown in diagram below. Leave only the lower 2 pullies (A/C and crank) out of the loop.
  • Press the tensioner upwards again
  • While holding the tensioner, re-loop the new belt over the A/C and Crank pullies.
  • Remove pressure from tensioner pulley

  • Good luck and hope this helps. 

    Posted on Apr 19, 2009

    • Harvey N Tawatao
      Harvey N Tawatao Apr 19, 2009

      NO NO, DO NOT LOOSEN THE BOLT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PULLY. Just use it as a Leverage to move the tensioner pully, You should be able to push up on the tensioner by hand if your strong enough, which i believe you are. Once the tension is off the belt, unloop it from the crank or ac pully. There should be a belt routing picture on your radiator shroud or hood, regadless in your engine compartment. When trying to place the new belt, leave the same A/C and crank pullies last. Puch the tensioner pully up again to create some slack then loop the A/C and crank pully and your done. 


      Just to be on the same note, when your putting the new belt on the belt should be looped on the tensioner pully before you lopp the A/C and crank. Good Luck friend

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