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moving the throttle lever increases the spring tension on the governor lever an so the rpms increase
from what you say there is something wrong with the governor/ spring set up
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It seems that your vehicle has an automatic tensioner, and the tensioner is located in the same path as your accessories (A/C) and is belt driven. An Automatic tensioner ( can not be adjusted and can only be replaced as it has an internal spring and when the tension on the spring or the bearings go bad that is it) and the pulley for the tensioner is usually smooth and contacts the back of the belt instead of the side with the V-shaped or if it has grooves. To remove belt you will need a 1/2 inch breaker bar to fit the square on the side of the tensioner, and a 5 millimeter hex head key into (hole A marked on the tensioner)to lock the tensioner in place once you move the breaker bar and remove the tension from the belt.Check your belt first for a shine on the smooth side which can indicate bearing failure in one of the pulleys and check the inside with the V-shaped or if it has grooves for shine or small cracks usually turn the belt inside out and bend the belt in the opposite direction of its shape to see if it has cracks or scoring then you should replace it. Replacement of the belt is in reverse of install. There should be a belt diagram directly under your hood.
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  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt.
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    1. Remove the drive belt.
      1. Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise.
      1. Push the spring clip towards the belt tensioner to lock belt tensioner in place.
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there is a tensioner for the serpentine belt, it is spring loaded so it adjusts by itself. if the belt is loose then the spring in the tensioner has gone south. you need a new tensioner, about 50 bucks but replacing it is beyond normal owner servicing. there are many videos of folks replacing tensioners on youtube. note the tools they have, and most videos are shot from under a lift. if you have all those on hand, then you would not have asked the question. buy the part and take it to a repair shop.

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How to change a tensioner pulley on a 1999 s10 4-cylinder if i take the bolt off is it spring loaded


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I have a 2003 rav4 v4 and I'm replacing the serpentine belt. What do I loosen to remove the old belt and install new?


Look for a tensioner pulley. It's spring loaded to maintain tension on the belt. It's a pulley that does not spin a device like alternator, power steering pump or AC compressor. If you put a wrench on it and push it one way or another you can overcome the spring tension and the belt will just pop off. Check the belt routing diagram under the hood when you reinstall a new belt. It should identify the tensioner pulley, sometimes known as an idler pulley.

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What tools do I need to remove both engine belts from my wife's 2004 Concorde.do I need ome special tensioner tool to move the tensioner the other belt is a regular v belt and it goes around the...


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    AIR CONDITIONING BELT

    NOTE: The A/C drive belt self tensioner is NOT a dynamic tensioner. After adjustment the tensioner bracket bolts are tightened. The torsion spring is no longer responsible for tensioning the A/C belt. The torsion spring is only used for initial belt tensioning.
    1. Remove generator/power steering belt to gain access to A/C belt. Refer to GENERATOR/POWER STEERING BELT for procedure.

    1. Loosen BUT DO NOT REMOVE tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt (Fig. 2).
    2. Insert 1/2" drive breaker bar into square opening on belt tensioner. Rotate tensioner counterclockwise until belt can be removed from pulleys (Fig. 2).
    3. Slowly rotate tensioner clockwise to relieve spring load.
    CLEANING
    Clean all foreign debris from belt pulley grooves. The belt pulleys must be free of oil, grease, and coolants before installing the drive belt.

    INSPECTION
    Belt replacement under any or all of the following conditions is required:
    • Excessive wear
    • Frayed cords
    • Severe glazing
  • Poly-V Belt system may develop minor cracks across the ribbed side (due to reverse bending). These minor cracks are considered normal and acceptable. Parallel cracks are not (Fig. 3).

    NOTE:
    Do not use any type of belt dressing or restorer on Poly-V Belts. INSTALLATION

    AIR CONDITIONING BELT - NEW

    WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE A/C BELT TENSIONER LOCKING BOLT WITHOUT FIRST HOLDING THE TENSIONER WITH A 1/2" DRIVE BREAKER BAR, AS PERSONAL INJURY COULD RESULT.
NOTE: Verify that torsion spring position is in the new belt position before installing a NEW belt (Fig. 4). If torsion spring is not in the new belt position, follow steps 1-7 to change the tensioner spring from the USED belt position to the NEW belt position.
  1. Insert a 1/2" drive breaker bar into the square opening on the tensioner. Hold counterclockwise pressure on tensioner while removing the locking bolt (Fig. 2).
  2. Carefully release spring load of the torsion spring on the tensioner.
  3. Remove pivot bolt, tensioner, and spring from front timing cover.
  4. Insert spring arm into the NEW belt position on the tensioner (Fig. 4).
  5. Install torsion spring, tensioner, and pivot bolt.
  6. Install pivot bolt. Tighten only finger tight, at this time.
  7. Using a 1/2" drive breaker bar, apply counterclockwise pressure until locking bolt can be installed.
    1. Install the NEW belt by rotating the tensioner counterclockwise until the NEW belt can be installed on pulleys. See (Fig. 5) for belt routing.
    2. Release tensioner and remove breaker bar. Belt is automatically adjusted with the tensioner's torsion spring.
    3. Tighten tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.) (Fig. 2).
    4. Install generator/power steering belt.
    AIR CONDITIONING BELT - USED

    NOTE: A "used belt" is considered having more than 500 miles of service use. NOTE: Perform steps 1-7 to change the tensioner spring from the NEW belt position, to the USED belt position.
    1. Insert a 1/2" drive breaker bar into the square opening on tensioner. Hold counterclockwise pressure on tensioner, while removing tensioner locking bolt (Fig. 2).
    2. Carefully release the tension of spring on tensioner.
    3. Remove pivot bolt, tensioner, and spring from front cover.
    4. Insert spring into the USED belt position on tensioner bracket (Fig. 4).
    5. Install spring, tensioner bracket, and pivot bolt.
    6. Install pivot bolt. Tighten only finger tight, at this time.
    7. Using a 1/2" drive breaker bar, apply counterclockwise pressure until locking bolt can be installed.
    8. Install the USED belt by rotating tensioner counterclockwise until belt can be installed on pulleys. See (Fig. 5) for belt routing.
    9. Release tensioner and remove breaker bar. Belt is automatically adjusted with the tensioner's torsion spring.
    10. Tighten tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.) (Fig. 2).
    11. Install generator/power steering belt.
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