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Where are the bolts that you need to loosen to get the fan belt off of a Nissan Pathfinder?

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It is easy to find but hard to explain. standing in front look to the rightish middleish of engine you will see a small idle pulley that above it is a 14mm bolt sticking up you loosen the nut on the pulley then you turn the 14mm sticking straight up to loosen and tighten. so it is the only 14mm bolt thing sticking straight up to the sky. attached to a small pulley loosen pulley the turn 14mm .

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SOURCE: What bolts do I need to loosen to remove the power

Here is a pic of ur idler pulley all u do is just loosen the bolts there and, reverse procedure to put it back. Make sure if u dont have a diagram of where the belt goes draw one. 01f9530.jpg

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