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Replace belt tensioner on 1994 olds achieva S. has a 3.1 litre engine with air conditioning

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  • Grant Aug 07, 2009

    thanks for the advice. The problem is that I can't get a socket onto the nut as it is extremely close the the frame of the car. We have remove the top engine mount and lowered the engine. Then we remove the plastice wheel well liner but the nut sits about 1" above the bottom of the frame and is still inacessible. I have tried raising the engine but that didn't work as well. Any other solutions or is a special tool needed to remove the nut?

  • Grant Aug 07, 2009

    thanks for the advice. The problem is that I can't get a socket onto the nut as it is extremely close the the frame of the car. We have remove the top engine mount and lowered the engine. Then we remove the plastice wheel well liner but the nut sits about 1" above the bottom of the frame and is still inacessible. I have tried raising the engine but that didn't work as well. Any other solutions or is a special tool needed to remove the nut?

  • Grant Aug 07, 2009

    Does that tool remove the tensioner completely or is it just to release the tension. I need to remove the tensioners as the spring inside has broken

  • Grant Aug 07, 2009

    there is no tension on the tensioner as the spring has broken. Even with the car in the air, the top engine mount removed the engine does not sink low enough to access the tensioner bolt for removal

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You need to get a belt tensioner tool to put in tensioner square slot. to release belt tension.then you raise vechicle and safely support it.remove tire.then inner fender splash shield.then you remove tensioner bolt.becareful not to mash your fingers or hand.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • Jonah Oneal Aug 07, 2009

    YOU NEED THE LONG FLAT BELT TENSIONER TOOL .IT FITS IN THE SQUARE SLOT ON THE TENSIONER.YOU DONT HAVE ROOM TO USE A STANDARD RATCHET WRENCH.

  • Jonah Oneal Aug 08, 2009

    YOU HAVE TO RAISE THE CAR AND REMOVE THE TIRE.AND INNER SPLASH SHIELD UNDER THE FENDER .THAT THE ONLY TO REMOVE IT.YOU PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO USE BOX END WRENCHS WITH A 45 DEGREE OFF SET.BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE ROOM TO USE A 3/8 - 15 METRIC SHORT SOCKET AND RATCHET WRENCH.WITH YOUR LOWER SPLASH SHIELD UNDER THE FENDER.NOW IF YOUR TENSIONER HAS BROKEN AND SPREAD WHERE YOU DONT HAVE ROOM TO GET TO BOLTS.THEN TRY A LARGE SCREW DRIVER OR PRY BAR TO PRY IT ENOUGH TO GET A WRENCH TO TENSOINER BOLT.

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