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Have the fake nut welded back on and try again
Posted on May 18, 2014
The tensioner is spring loaded, you may be able to pry it back out of the way and hold it while someone else slips the belt into place.
Posted on May 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you should have a belt diagram on the front cross member of the vehicle under the hood that tells you how to do the job need
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
I have not seen this vehicle but, the center bolt or nut that holds the tensioner to the block is backed off two turns first.
Then the adustment bolt (most are accesed from under the vehicle) can be adjusted to give enough slack to install the new belt.
If this is still too tight, remove one of the two or two of the three bolts that mount the Alternator to allow for another 1/8" and install the belt.
Then remount the Alternator.
Then readjust the tension bolt.
Finish with the bolt or nut that mounts the tensionor to the block.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
SST stands for Special Service Tool. You can usually buy these tools on line of some of them at AutoZone
You will need to use the tool to take tnesion off the belt to replace. I suggest you either take a picture or draw how the belt is routed
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
there is a 19mm tensioner attached to the bracket put socket and long breaker bar and standing at front of car pull toward you to release tension
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
While it is a possibility, having the tensioner lose tension seems more probable that it locking up as the mechanics have stated. You seem to know what you are talking about, so why not try throwing a wrench on it and turning it towards the serpentine belt? Then you can see for yourself if it has seized or not. It is the small pulley that doesn't seem to power anything like your AC compressor, alternator, fan, crank, powr streering. match a wrench to the size of the bolt and turn it, if it moves take the belt off (noting how it goes) and put the new one on saving you 280 dollars.
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
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