Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
Be more easier remove engine mount.but you need to raise support engine before remove engine mount.
Posted on Nov 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Can u turn the nut in the opposite direction that u have been trying? U need a lot of leverage to get enough tension off to remove the belt. If u have enough room, add a pipe to the end of your wrench, u will need a lot of room to move the tensioner enough. U might have better luck buying the wrench made for that purpose at a parts store. I think I paid about 25 a couple years ago, I couldn't fit a regular socket and wrench on the tensioner, it was a very tight space.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Look at the diagram which should be on the radiator fan shroud. This will show you the path the belt takes around the myriad pulleys on the engine. There is a tensioner pulley whose only job is to maintain the tension of the serpentine belt. It may be marked on the diagram. If not, it is the pulley, usually near the top of the engine, that is not the air compressor, alternator, water pump, etc. I have found that a box-end wrench or a socket wrench which fits the bolt on the pulley, is sufficient. Just gently swing the pulley away from the belt slightly. Just enough to release the tension so you can slide the belt off. You don't have to worry about the bolt coming loose, as it should have far more torque holding it on than you'll put on it to release the belt tension. Note, that once the belt is off, the tensioner will swing further than it was before, since the belt is not there to stop it. So when you put the belt back on, you'll have to swing it back down/up to the same position it is in now, if not farther, since the new belt hasn't stretched.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Posted on Feb 23, 2009
You can run down to your local auto parts store and buy a serp belt tool. Or you can take a 3/8 drive ratchet, locate the 3/8 square hole in your tensioner and put the ratchet in the hole. For more leverage I put a deep socket over the ratchet handle and put a long 3/8 extention in the deep socket. This will provide ample leverage and will save buying more tools you do not need. Simply move the tensioner to the direction that takes pressure off of the belt.
Posted on May 24, 2009
That pulley is the tensioner pulley. It is either manual or automatic. If it is a manual tensioner, the bracket that it is attached to it should have a square hole located on it bracket somewhere. This whole will look inoculous, but will be offset from the pulley. If you have a 3/4" socket wrench, you'll notice it fits nicely into this hole.
You use this hole (and the wrench) to twist the whole bracket and apply tension while you tighten the bracket itself down.
An automatic tensioner will have a spring inside and would pretty much work by itself when a belt of the proper length is installed. Your Hanynes manual would have already alerted you to how to adjust an automatic tensioner.
I hope that helps.
BTW, the tensioner pully usually rests on the back (flat) side of the belt and has no device attached to it.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
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