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I replaced the idler pulley in my car,The bolt that secures the pulley to the tenioner won't lock but tightens.I can get no leverage to get belt on? Any suggestions with out replacing tensioner arm

you don't lever belts at all as it breaks the bindings in the belt
the nut on the shaft that holds the pulley on has to be loosened and then the small bolt at the back of the tensioner mount will move the pulley shaft up or down to adjust the belt tension
so move the pulley shaft to the point where the belt just slips into the pulley groove and then tighten the bolt up until tension is on the belt
tighten up the nut holding the pulley on
If you have the spacer s in the right position then that nut will tighten up securely and retain the tension on the belt

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How do I remove the front pulley

Is this a pulley on which the the serpentine belt runs? Usually those are kept in tension by one of the accessory pulleys, or a separate pulley. You'll need to start by loosening the tensioner/lightening the tension on the belt, and removing the belt. From there, many pulleys have multiple bolts holding them - you can use one wrench to hold the pulley in place (on a bolt) and another to loosen the bolt.
Be careful, though - depending on which pulley you're removing, and whether or not your engine is an interference engine, you'll want to be careful not to turn the pulley, or you risk damaging the internals (valves or pistons).
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Need serpentine belt layout for 2003 mitsubishi montero

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To Remove:
  1. Rotate the tensioner with a ½ in square drive breaker bar until hole A aligns with hole B.
  2. Insert an allen wrench or similar tool to hold the tensioner in position.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys
To Install:
  1. Install the drive belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the tensioner with the breaker bar and remove the holding tool.
  3. Verify the belt is properly routed on the pulleys.
  4. Release the tensioner to tighten the belt.


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Is the tension pulley the one you adjust to put on serpentine belt.

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Diagram of fan belt route 1997 Blazer 4.3L w/ac

i would look under the hood for the serpentine belt diagram, if it doesnt have one, then install the belt at the bottom pulley and route it around the power steering pump, and the other pulleys and a/c , and when you get towards the top, you will coming close to a idler pulley, and a tensioner pulley, you will have to take a 13- 15 " metric socket, and 3/8" size ratchet to hold back onto the bolt that is on the the tensioner pulley , or use a 13 - 15 " boxed end metric wrench, [ what ever is more suitable for the job, ] this is done while pulling the belt around the pulley, and after you have the belt correctly positioned, then release the tensioner pulley, the tensioner pulley will go against the belt in order to hold the tension to it. and check that the belt is in the grooves and on the pulleys, and properly routed before starting vehicle.

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  • Find the tensioner. The serpentine belt tensioner is what holds the belt in place with the correct tension: it is held to the engine by two bolts. Some describe the Hyundai Sonata tensioner pulley as attached to a teardrop shape, with the bolts holding the structure to the engine.
  • 2 Remove the two bolts near the tensioner with your wrench (bolt size may vary by model). Take off the tensioner and the belt.
  • 3 Use a belt routing diagram or your own sketches to replace the serpentine belt. This is helpful for some models: from the power steering pump, the belt goes to the left of the idler pulley, then over and around the right side of the air conditioner compressor pulley, around the left side of the crank pulley, to the right of the tensioner pulley, and down to the alternator.
  • 4 Replace the tensioner and the new belt together. Mechanics recommend seating the belt on the tensioner before replacing the tensioner onto the engine rather than trying to pry the belt over the pulley.
  • 5 Tighten the two lock bolts that hold the tensioner.
  • 6 Check to see that the belt is seated correctly on all of the pulleys. Run the engine and observe to check for proper installation.

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    How do you replace the serpintine belt on a 1998 contour?

    Open the hood and locate the belt tensioner. The serpentine belt drive is located on the front of the engine on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The spring-loaded belt tensioner on the 1998 Contour is located slightly to the left of and below the water pump pulley
    Release the tension on the belt using the serpentine belt removal tool. On vehicles equipped with the 2.5 liter V-6 engine, snap the 3/8 inch-drive adapter onto the removal tool. Slip the tool into the square, 3/8-inch hole in the end of the tensioner arm. Rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. While holding the tensioner back, remove the belt from one of the pulleys. Release the tensioner, remove the belt from the remaining pulleys and pull it out of the engine compartment
    Snap a13 mm socket adapter into the belt removal tool for the 2.0 liter, four cylinder Contour. Place the tool onto the 13 mm bolt that holds the tensioner pulley to the tensioner arm and rotate the tensioner clockwise. While hold the tensioner back, slip the belt off one of the pulleys. Release the tensioner, slip the belt from the remaining pulleys then remove it from the engine compartment
    Route the new belt around the pulleys, according to the belt routing guide. The belt routing guide on the 1998 Contour is located on a decal on the left (passenger side) strut tower. If this decal is missing, or unreadable, the belt routing guide can also be found in your service manual. Rotate the tensioner pulley one more turn to allow the new belt to slip under the tensioner pulley.
    Check the belt for proper alignment on the pulleys. It should lay flat on the pulley and not overhang the edges. If the belt must be repositioned, release the tensioner and reposition as needed.

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