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The bolt on the (94 Tracer) belt tensioner is stripped

How do I remove it? How doI replace it?

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BUY A EASY OUT KIT. THEN ORDER YOU A NEW BOLT OR TRY SIZING ONE BY USING THE OLD ONE

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I am in the process to install a new alternator for which I need to loosen the belt. Is there a tensioner and what does it look like ?


Don't know what size of motor you have but this should help you:

Removal & Installation
  1. Loosen the accessory-to-mounting bracket bolt(s) and adjusting bolt.
  2. Rotate the accessory to relieve belt tension.
  3. Slip the drive belt from the accessory pulley and remove it from the engine.

If the engine uses more than one belt, it may be necessary to remove belts that are in front of the belt being removed

To install:



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If the engine uses more than one belt, it may be necessary to remove belts that are in front of the belt being removed


  1. Place the new belt over the crankshaft or drive pulley and stretch over the driven (accessory) pulley.
  2. If removed, install the other belts in the same way.
  3. Adjust the belts to the proper tension.
  4. Tighten the adjusting and mounting bolts.

Models equipped with the V6 engine and most 1987-94 engines use a single (serpentine belt) to drive all engine accessories. The serpentine belt driven accessories are rigidly mounted with belt tension maintained by a spring loaded tensioner assembly. The belt tensioner has the ability to control belt tension over a fairly broad range of belt lengths. However, there are limits to the tensioner's ability to compensate for varying lengths of belts. Poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner could result with the tensioner operating outside of its range.

To replace the belt push (rotate) the the belt tensioner and remove the belt. Use a 15mm socket on the 4-cyl. engines and a 3/4 in. open end wrench on the V6 engines.
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I need to know how to replace serpentine belt and tools needed for a 1995 Mercury tracer


You'll need some metric wrenches, 13-15mm. You'll need to locate the belt tensioner, which is spring loaded (pictured below) and use a wrench on the pulley bolt to release the tension on the belt (lift up, or push down). Make sure you note the routing of the belt, if no diagram is available.

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The main pulley shakes and makes a clicking noise. When I tried to loosen the tensioner belt bolt it came loose easily and won't tighten up all the way, almost like it is stripped. I was thinking that the...


replace the tensior and tesioner pulley.

did you remove the belt before you tried to loosen the bolt? when you say main pulley, do you mean the pulley on the tensioner? by tensioner belt bolt do you mean the bolt secureing the pulley to the tensioner arm?

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Installation on 94 1.9L timing belt


Remove the serpentine belt, remove the lower crankshaft pulley, place a jack under the oil pan and jack up the engine slightly, remove the engine mount (right top). Remove the timing belt cover, loosen the timing belt tensioner and pull tensioner pulley back toward the rear of vehicle. I like to then tighten the tensioner bolt to hold it in this position, remove and replace belt. If you need to put the engine in time then look at the camshaft there is a small arrow in the center it lines up with a dot on the end of the cylinder head. The lower timing mark is a small metal tip that sticks out from the lower gear and it lines up with a notch cut into the front cover just behind the lower gear. Once aligned properly put the belt on the lower gear and without turning the lower gear or camshaft gear pull the belt tight up to the cam shaft the cogs in the belt will line up with the grooves, then place the belt around the water pump drive gear and under the tensioner, then push the belt over all gears by hand without turning the engine. Loosen the tensioner bolt and apply a little pressure toward the front of the vehicle and tighten the bolt. Replace everything else previously removed. Engine should start and run normally. Hope this helps, let me know.

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Timming belt broke on 93 plymouth lazer and need instalation directions


It is recommended that the timing belt be replaced periodically to assure correct engine performance. Because of their composition, timing belts wear over a period of time and mileage. To avoid vehicle break down and possible engine damage, the manufacturer recommends timing belt replacement at 60,000 miles.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION1.8L Engine
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
  1. If possible, position the engine so the No. 1 piston is at TDC.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers.
  4. Remove the timing (outer) belt tensioner and remove the outer timing belt.
  5. Remove the outer crankshaft sprocket and flange.
  6. Remove the silent shaft (inner) belt tensioner and remove the belt.
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Fig. 1: Silent shaft belt timing marks-1.8L engine

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Fig. 2: Checking the silent shafts for proper positioning

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Fig. 3: Timing belt timing mark alignment-1.8L engine

To install:
  1. Align the timing marks of the silent shaft sprockets and the crankshaft sprocket with the timing marks on the front case. Wrap the timing belt around the sprockets so there is no slack in the upper span of the belt and the timing marks are still aligned.
  2. Install the tensioner pulley and move the pulley by hand so the long side of the belt deflects about 1 / 4 in.
  3. Hold the pulley tightly so the pulley cannot rotate when the bolt is tigthened. Tighten the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) and recheck the deflection amount.
  4. Install the timing belt tensioner fully toward the water pump and tighten the bolts. Place the upper end of the spring against the water pump body.
  5. Align the timing marks of the camshaft, crankshaft and oil pump sprockets with their corresponding marks on the front case or rear cover.
There is a possibility to align all timing marks and have the oil pump sprocket and silent shaft out of time, causing an engine vibration during operation. If the following step is not followed exactly, there is a 50 percent chance that the silent shaft alignment will be 180 degrees off.
  1. Before installing the timing belt, ensure that the left side (rear) silent shaft (oil pump sprocket) is in the correct position as follows:
    1. Remove the plug from the rear side of the block and insert a tool with shaft diameter of 0.31 in. (8mm) into the hole.
    2. With the timing marks still aligned, the shaft of the tool must be able to go in at least 2 1/2 in. If the tool can only go in about 1 in., the shaft is not in the correct orientation and will cause a vibration during engine operation. Remove the tool from the hole and turn the oil pump sprocket 1 complete revolution. Realign the timing marks and insert the tool. The shaft of the tool must go in at least 2 1/3 in.
    3. Recheck and realign the timing mark.
    4. Leave the tool in place to hold the silent shaft while continuing.
  2. Install the belt to the crankshaft sprocket, oil pump sprocket, then camshaft sprocket, in that order. While doing so, make sure there is no slack between the sprocket except where the tensioner is installed.
  3. Recheck the timing marks' alignment. If all are aligned, loosen the tensioner mounting bolt and allow the tensioner to apply tension to the belt.
  4. Remove the tool that is holding the silent shaft and rotate the crankshaft a distance equal to 2 teeth on the camshaft sprocket. This will allow the tensioner to automatically apply the proper tension on the belt. Do not manually overtigthen the belt or it will howl.
  5. Tigthen the lower mounting bolt first, then the upper spacer bolt.
  6. To verify correct belt tension, check that the deflection at the longest span of the belt is about 1 / 2 in.
  7. Install the timing belt covers and all related items.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
2.0L Engine
1990-94 VEHICLES
See Figures 4, 5, 6 and 7
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the timing belt upper and lower covers.
  3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so No. 1 piston will be at TDC of the compression stroke. At this time the timing marks on the camshaft sprocket and the upper surface of the cylinder head should coincide, and the dowel pin of the camshaft sprocket should be at the upper side.
Always rotate the crankshaft in a clockwise direction. Make a mark on the back of the timing belt indicating the direction of rotation so it may be reassembled in the same direction if it is to be reused.

  1. Remove the auto tensioner and remove the outermost timing belt.

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Fig. 4: Exploded view of the timing belt and sprockets-1990-94 2.0L engines

  1. Remove the timing belt tensioner pulley, tensioner arm, idler pulley, oil pump sprocket, special washer, flange and spacer.
  2. Remove the silent shaft (inner) belt tensioner and remove the belt.
  3. Remove the crankshaft retaining bolts, then remove the pulley.
  4. Remove the crankshaft sprocket retainer bolt and washer from the sprocket, if used, and remove the sprocket. If the sprocket is hard to removed, the proper puller may be used. If no bolts are used on the sprocket. Use the correct puller to remove.
  5. Hold the camshaft stationary using the hexagon cast between journals No. 2 and 3 and remove the retainer bolt. Remove the sprocket from the camshaft.

To install:
  1. Install the sprockets to their appropriate shafts. Install the retainer bolts and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  2. Check both tensioner and idler pulley for bearing wear, and replace if needed.
  3. Align the timing marks on the crankshaft sprocket and the silent shaft sprocket. Fit the inner timing belt over the crankshaft and silent shaft sprocket. Ensure that there is no slack in the belt.

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Fig. 5: Align the camshaft sprocket so marks face each other and are in alignment with the top surface of the cylinder head-1990-94 2.0L engine

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Fig. 6: Align the crankshaft timing mark and the oil pump sprocket timing mark-1990-94 2.0L engine

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Fig. 7: Timing marks in alignment-1990-94 2.0L engine

  1. While holding the inner timing belt tensioner with your fingers, adjust the timing belt tension by applying a force towards the center of the belt, until the tension side of the belt is taut. Tighten the tensioner bolt.
When tightening the bolt of the tensioner, ensure that the tensioner pulley shaft does not rotate with the bolt. Allowing it to rotate with the bolt can cause excessive tension on the belt.
  1. Check belt for proper tension by depressing the belt on its' long side with your finger and noting the belt deflection. The desired reading is 0.20-0.28 in. (5-7mm). If tension is not correct, readjust and check belt deflection.
  2. Install the flange, crankshaft and washer to the crankshaft. The flange on the crankshaft sprocket must be installed towards the inner timing belt sprocket. Tighten bolt to 80-94 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm).
  3. To install the oil pump sprocket, insert a Phillips screwdriver with a shaft 0.31 in. (8mm) in diameter into the plug hole in the left side of the cylinder block to hold the left silent shaft. Tighten the nut to 36-43 ft. lbs. (50-60 Nm).
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Need help with belt problem on 94 chevy cavalier


  1. Disconnect negative battery cable and remove coolant reservoir.
  2. Remove serpentine belt. Refer to Drive Belts, Mounts, Brackets and Accessories / Drive Belt. See: Drive Belt\Service and Repair
  3. Remove two generator bolts.
  4. Remove power steering pump and position aside.
  5. Remove tensioner bolts and tensioner.
  6. Reverse procedure to install, Torquing tensioner bolts to 37 ft. lbs.

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