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Where can i locate the tensioner adjuster

I cannot adjust the tensioner because i could not locate it

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Tensioner for what?

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    It is covered by a gasketed metal cover in front of the engine near the water pump. You will have to remove the cover then adjust the tensioner. Be careful, there are times you need to replace the chain if it is worn out too much. You have to check the slack of the play of the chain links. If it is loose, you will have to replace the chain, otherwise, you lose the engine.

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How do I replace the serpentine belt on a 1994 concorde?


Remove the alternator/power steering pump and water pump drive belt to gain access to the air conditioning drive belt.
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Tensioner location on 97 chrysler sebring 2.5L 6 cyl


The tensioner pulley looks like an idler pulley, only with an adjusting bolt protruding out about 2 inches from just behind the pulley. Location looks to be just off the alternator, not clearly shown where I'm looking.
To loosen belt, you loosen the tensioner pulley nut, and then turn the adjusting bolt in to relieve tension. When putting the belt back on, adjust tension with adjustment bolt, then tighten the pulley nut. This is for Sebring Coupe, Convertible is different. Good luck.

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Ac Belt diagram for a 1997 Acura intrega



ADJUSTMENT

Inspect the drive belt(s) every 30,000 miles or 24 months. Determine the belt tension at a point halfway between the pulleys by pressing on the belt with moderate thumb pressure. If the deflection is found to be too much or too little, perform the tension adjustments.
On some Acura models it will be necessary to work from beneath the vehicle when servicing the accessory drive belts.
Before adjusting, inspect the belt to see that it is not cracked or worn. Be sure that its surfaces are free of grease and oil. If contamination is present, belt replacement is recommended.

  1. Push down on the belt halfway between pulleys with a force of about 20 lbs. The belt should deflect: 0.16-0.41 in. (4-11mm)-on Integra and 0.22-0.45 in. (5.5-11.5mm) on all other models.
  2. Adjust the belt tension by loosening the adjusting bolts.
  3. Next loosen any mounting bolts and/or nuts that may hinder adjustment.

3.0CL models have automatic tensioners therefore no belt adjustment is required.
  1. To adjust the alternator belt tension on Integra, loosen the adjustment lock bolt and move the alternator with a prybar positioned against the front of the alternator housing.


WARNING Do not apply pressure to any other part of the alternator or damage may occur.
  1. To adjust the tension on all other accessory drive belts (all Acura models except 3.0CL), loosen the adjustment lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt (if applicable) as required.

Do not over tighten any of the belts. Damage to the pulley's bearings may result.
  1. After obtaining the proper tension, tighten the adjustment lock bolt.
  2. Tighten all other bolts and/or nuts that were loosened in the adjustment process.

See Figures 6 through 13

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Fig. Fig. 6: Location of adjusting mechanism for the A/C belt on the Integra's 1.8L engine


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Fig. Fig. 7: Alternator belt adjustment-Integra


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Fig. Fig. 8: Power steering belt adjustment-Integra


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Fig. Fig. 9: A/C compressor belt adjustment-Integra


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Fig. Fig. 10: Alternator belt adjustment-3.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 11: Power steering belt adjustment-3.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 12: A/C compressor belt adjustment-3.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 13: Belt routing and alternator belt adjustment-2.5L engine


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Many Acura models are equipped with a theft deterrent audio system. Make sure you have the necessary code before disconnecting the battery.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the driven accessory's pivot and mounting bolts.

If removing the alternator belt on a 3.0CL, pull back on the belt tensioner with a commercially available tool.
  1. Remove the belt.
  2. Install the belt by moving the accessory toward or away from the engine until the tension is correct. You can use a wooden hammer handle, or broomstick, as a lever, but do not use anything metallic, such as a prybar. Certain models may utilize an adjusting bolt to do this work for you. Simply loosen the mounting bolt and turn the adjuster.

On 3.0CL pull back on the tensioner to install the belt, the tension is automatically set.
  1. Tighten the bolts and recheck the tension. If new belts have been installed, run the engine for a few minutes, then recheck and readjust as necessary

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Where is the tensioner pulley located on a 1994 pontiac bonneville? and how do I adjust it to get the alternator back on? Thanx


the tensioner is located directly below where the alternator bolts on. it is an automatic adjusting tensioner so you can't adjust it . you can only move the pulley back and forth to allow slack in the drive belt.

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How does one adjust the tension on the serpentine belt when the vehicle does not have an automatic adjustment?


Find tensioner pulley loosen nut on pulley turn adjusting bolt at the back of pulley , re-tighten pulley nut.

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I'm trying to change the belts for my 92 tercel but some how cant find the tension pulley. Can anyone please help me. I need to change both belts.


It appears that your car is equipped with multiple v-belts, rather than a serpentine belt so there most likely aren't tensioner pullies. Here is some general info that may help.

Alternator To adjust the tension of the alternator drive belt on older models, loosen the pivot and mounting bolts on the alternator. Using a wooden hammer handle, or a broomstick as a prying device, move the alternator one way or the other until the proper tension is achieved. Do not use a screwdriver or any other metal device such as a pry bar, as a lever. Newer models use a tension adjusting bolt. Loosen the pivot bolt and the locking bolt, then turn the tension adjusting bolt until proper tension is achieved. Tighten the bolts securely, run the engine about minute, stop the engine then recheck the belt tension. Air Conditioning Compressor A/C compressor (always use caution when working near the A/C compressor to avoid damaging the refrigerant lines) belt tension can be adjusted by turning the tension adjusting bolt which is located on the compressor tensioner bracket. Turn the bolt clockwise to tighten the belt and counterclockwise to loosen it. Air Pump To adjust the tension of the air pump drive belt, loosen the adjusting lever bolt and the pivot bolt. Move the pump in or out until the desired tension is reached. NOTE: The tension should be checked between the air pump and the crankshaft pulley on cars without air conditioning. On cars with A/C the tension should be checked between the compressor and the crankshaft pulley. Power Steering Pump Tension on the power steering belt is adjusted by means of an idler pulley (some models may use just a lower adjusting bracket setup, similar to the alternator adjustment service procedure). Loosen the lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt on the idler pulley until the desired tension is felt, then tighten the lock bolt.

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ADJUSTMENT 1.8L Engines ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT
  1. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt. NOTE: Do not pry against the stator frame. Position the prybar against a stronger point, such as the area around a case bolt. Fig. 1: A belt tension gauge should be placed on the longest span of the belt to check tension — 1.8L engine 90981g05.gif

  4. Position a suitable belt tension gauge on the longest accessible span of belt and tighten the belt.
  5. Adjust the tension to 86–103 lbs. (383–461 N) for a new belt or 68–86 lbs. (304–383 kg) for a used belt.
  6. If a belt tension gauge is not available, adjust the tension to 0.31–0.35 in. (8–9mm) deflection for a new belt or 0.35–0.39 in. (9–10mm) deflection for a used belt.
  7. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 14–19 ft. lbs. (19–25 Nm).
  8. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  9. Lower the vehicle. Fig. 2: Alternator and water pump pulley belt routing — 1.8L engine 90981g06.gif
POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolt and nuts.
  3. Adjust the power steering pump and, if equipped, the air conditioning compressor belt tension by turning the pump adjusting bolt. Fig. 3: Power steering pump belt routing and locations of the mounting bolts, nuts and adjusting nut — models without A/C 90981g07.gif

  4. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut near the pump adjusting bolt.
  5. Position a suitable belt tension gauge on the longest accessible span of belt and tighten the belt.
  6. Adjust the tension to 110–132 lbs. (491–589 N) for a new belt or 95–110 lbs. (422–491 N) for a used belt.
  7. Check for proper belt deflection. For a new belt (one with less than 10 minutes of run time), the deflection should be 0.31–0.35 in. (8–9mm). For a used belt (one with more than 10 minutes of run time), the deflection should be 0.35–0.39 in. (9–10mm).
  8. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut, located near the adjusting bolt, to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  9. Tighten the pump mounting bolt behind the pulley to 27–40 ft. lbs. (36–54 Nm), and the remaining pump mounting nut to 23–34 ft. lbs. (31–46 Nm).
  10. Lower the vehicle. Fig. 4: Power steering pump belt routing and locations of the mounting bolts, nuts and adjusting nut — models with A/C 90981g08.gif
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2.0L Engines The accessory drive belt for 2.0L engines has no provision for manual belt adjustment, since these engines use an automatic belt tensioner. Drive belt slack is taken up by the automatic tensioner. NOTE: Movement of the automatic tensioner assembly during engine operation is not a sign of a malfunctioning tensioner. This movement is the tensioner self-adjusting and is required to maintain constant belt tension. The belt tensioner has a belt length indicator. If the indicator marks are not between the MIN and MAX marks, the belt must be replaced. Fig. 6: Drive belt routing — 2.0L SOHC engine with A/C 90981g23.gif
Fig. 7: Drive belt routing — 2.0L SOHC engine without A/C 90981g24.gif
Fig. 8: Drive belt routing — 2.0L DOHC engine 90981g25.gif
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I cant seem to find the bolt used to relieve some tension for my belt in my 2001 grand prix gt. could u please tell me where it is located?


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  1. Loosen mounting bolts A, B and C.
  2. Loosen the adjusting bolt D and remove the belt.
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2. Tighten mounting bolts A, B and C.
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Location of the alternator mounting bolts and adjuster bolt D–Protégé 1.6L (ZM) engine


2.0L (Fs) Engine Refer to the illustration for component location.
  1. Loosen mounting bolt A and B.
  2. Loosen the adjusting bolt C and remove the belt.
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2. Adjust the belt deflection or tension by turning the adjusting bolt C.
  3. Tighten mounting bolt A and B.
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Alternator belt tension adjuster bolt (C)–Protégé 2.0 L (FS) engine

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Ford TSB 99-25-4 provides the following corrected information:
To achieve proper timing belt tension on this engine, Ford says the camshaft sprocket bolts should be loosened enough to permit the sprockets to turn freely on the camshafts. Once this has been done, rotate the crankshaft clockwise so cylinder No. 1 is at top dead center. Then, install the camshaft alignment tool in the camshaft slots to hold the cams in place.
  1. Back out the tensioner bolt four full turns and position the tensioner so the locating tab is at approximately the 4 o'clock position. Line up the hex key slot in the tensioner-adjusting washer with the pointer that is located behind the pulley.
  2. Working counterclockwise from the crank sprocket, install the timing belt.
  3. Rotate the tensioner locating tab counterclockwise and insert the locating tab into the slot in the rear timing cover.
  4. Position the hex key slot in the tensioner-adjusting washer to the 4 o'clock position.p>
  5. Tighten the attaching bolt enough to seat the tensioner firmly against the rear timing cover, but still allow the tensioner adjusting washer to be rotated using a 6 mm hex key.
  6. Using the hex key, rotate the adjusting washer counterclockwise until the notch in the pointer is centered over the index line on the locating tab. (The pointer will move in a clockwise direction during adjustment).
  7. While holding the adjusting washer in position, torque the attaching bolt to 18 lb-ft (25 N.m).
    Note: If the pointer does not remain centered over the index line during final tightening, loosen the bolt and repeat the procedure beginning with step 4.

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