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How can i tighten the tensioner pulley for my 1996 eclipse

How can i tighten the tensioner pulley for my serpentine belts and how hard should i tighten them?

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The tensioner pulley is spring loaded to maintain proper tension constantly.if your belt is loose cracked or frayed,replace it.if tensioner isn't working,replace tensioner assembly.

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    Click on the following free, direct Link. It has all the Serpentine Belt Diagrams you will need for the 1.9L 4-Cylinder Engine and various Engine Options (AC/No AC etc.), complete with Instructional and Directional Diagrams.

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    2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
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    c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
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    My sincere apologies for the delayed response.
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    Not sure if this what you need for the "P38" but it is for the 1996 Range Rover.

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    Click on the following Link. It has the several Serpentine Belt Diagrams, one of which matches your specific vehicle with your particular options (AC, Power Steering etc..).

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    Standard Rule to Removal the Serpentine Belt:
    1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
    2. Rotate/Move the Tensioner away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
    3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys
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    Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt:
    a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.

    b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
    c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
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    Click on the following direct Link. It has several Diagrams for your Belt depending on your engine size and options (AC/No AC etc.) AND whether you have Tensioners OR Locking/Adjusting Bolts/Nuts.
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    2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating it\moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
    3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.


    Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners:
    a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
    b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
    c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
    d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
    e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them

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    Try this procedure.
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    To replace a worn belt, locate the idler or generator pulley.

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    Loosen the hold-down fastener for the idler or generator pulley.

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    Pry the idler or generator pulley inward to release the belt tension and remove the belt.

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    Match the old belt up for size with the new replacement belt.

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    Observe the belt routing diagram in the engine compartment.

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    Install the new belt over each of the drive pulleys. Often the manufacturer recommends a sequence for feeding the belt around the pulleys.

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    Art courtesy of Delmar - Thomson Learning.
    Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
    Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.

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    Install the belt squarely in the grooves of each pulley.

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    Before adjusting belt tension, check for proper pulley alignment. This is especially critical with serpentine belts. Measure the belt deflection in its longest span. If a belt tension gauge is available, use it and compare the tension to specifications.
    If a belt is too tight, wear to bearings for the water pump, alternator, and engine crankshaft can result.
    Some late-model Chrysler engines require a torque reading to be taken when tension is applied to the generator drive belt. This is especially important on the longer, multiribbed V-belts.

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    Pry the idler or generator pulley to adjust the belt to specifications.

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    Tighten the idler or generator pulley fastener.

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    Start the engine and check the belt for proper operation.

    Any more questions please ask. Good luck.

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