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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
no remove the belt remembering the belt on how it went on remove belt then remove the tensioner usually one bolt and replace tensioner then replace belt the same way it came off
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
I cannot tell from the photo exactly, but the tensioner is either the pulley between the water pump and alternator or the one between the alternator an the power steering pump. The tensioner is a spring-loaded device that puts an upward (or downward) pressure on the belt to take up the slack. Here is a picture of the tensioner for your car....
You need to find a wrench (or socket) to fit that will fit the bolt in the center of the pulley. Attach the socket wrench to the bolt and apply rotational pressure in the direction that will pull the pulley away from the belt. This will remove the tension from the belt. Then take the belt off. Route the new belt in accordance with the diagram. Ensure that you do it correctly, because improper installation can sometimes be done and this can cause some pulleys to rotate the wrong direction which can cause damage. Typically, if the pulley has grooves in it, the ribbed side of the belt will run on it and if it is smooth, the back side of the belt will run on it. Once you have the belt on all the accessory pulleys, the release the tensioner pulley to allow it to take up the slack and inspect for proper operation and routing.
Posted on Dec 10, 2015
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