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Find the spring loaded Tensioner pulley and use a wrench on the nut in the center of the pulley to pull the pulley away from the belt. Once you have released enough tension, you can slip the belt off of one of the other pulleys and gently release the Tensioner pulley. slip the belt off the rest of the pulleys and put the new belt in the same way the old one came out, pulling the tensioner pulley out and slipping the belt back under it, before gently releasing. Make a note beforehand of how the belt is installed to be sure you get it back in correctly. The grooves in the belt should go against the grooved pulleys and the flat side of the belt should go against the flat pulleys. This diagram may be helpful.
Yea it can be difficult to get to but if you remove the fan shroud and the engine cooling fan you will be able to get down to the tension pulley no problem. On this belt drive you will twist/pull the tension pulley clockwise.
Release belt tension and remove belt. You will need a 1/2" drive breaker bar or ratchet to release tensioner. Be sure to note routing of belt on pulleys for reinstallation in case the diagram decal is gone. Remove the mounting bolt and remove tensioner. Note that there is a locating pin on the back that must engage the hole in the mounting bracket. Line up the locating pin on the new tensioner with the hole in the mounting bracket. Install the tensioner mounting bolt, making sure the locating pin stays lined up. Torque to specs and reinstall the belt according to the diagram on the hood or fan shroud. Be sure all grooves of belt line up in pulleys to avoid damage. If it is just the pulley or bearing that's bad, you can sometimes purchase these separately and use the old tensioner assembly.
there is a belt tensioner pullery that is a small pulley not connected to any type of engine part but is on the serpentine belt system, you have to tighten this pulley with a socket until the belt doesnt squeal
I'd start by replacing the belt, and while the belt is off, spin the tensoiner pulley with your hands and feel for bearing roughness. If the pulley bearing runs rough, replace the tensioner along with the belt.