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Tensioner bolt. is left or right handed treads?

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    Witch bolt the one on the bracket or the one on the pully?



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Right handed threads, only bolts with distinct markings and a lable are left handed threads today.

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How to replace the tension pulley on Astra coupe 1.8 . It's really depressing. I have it all apart and I'm stuck

Not sure about your specific make, but generally there are two bolts on a tensioner unit. One bolt holds the spinning pulley to the tensioner, and the other holds the whole unit to the front of the engine. Some of these second bolts can be left hand thread, but usually not. Have belt already off before you try to remove whole unit. (This applies to the accessory drive tensioner. If you are talking about the timing belt tensioner, consult a shop manual to insure you get it right).

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Removal of crankshaft pulley on toyota yaris 1000cc

facing the pulley, it's a normal right hand tread, RHT.
right tighty , lefty loosey.
CCW = loose.
CW = tighter.

left hand bolts are rare on cars.
my VW has LHT axle bolt.

Feb 23, 2014 | 1989 Toyota Camry

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Is the thread on the 95 Park Ave tensioner a reverse thread ?

i`m guessing you mean the serpentine belt tensioner.the thread for the bolt that holds it to the motor is right hand thread not left hand(reverse) counter-clockwise to remove clockwise to tighten.

Jun 10, 2011 | 1995 Buick Park Avenue

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How do remove the belt tensioner pulley, on a 2006 f150,is the bolt left or right handed?

If the pulley is turn clockwise the the bolt isright handed . counterclockwise is left.

May 19, 2011 | 2006 Ford F-150

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How do you remove the serpentine belt on a 1997 chevy blazer to install a new water pump?

As your standing in front of the car looking at the engine the serpentine belt tensioner is furthest to the left and in between the crank pulley and the alternator. You can use a 15mm wrench on the bolt head in the center of the tensioner pulley to rotate the tensioner counter clockwise.

I usually just use my left hand to push the tensioner in and remove/install the belt with my right hand.

Oct 13, 2010 | Chevrolet Blazer Cars & Trucks

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Replacing serpitine belt tension pulley ? Is the center bolt left handed threads or right handed? What size is the head on that bolt?

Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty. As you look at the bolt from the front of the engine. It should loosen when turned counter clockwise. Curios though, why are you removing and replacing the tensioner? If your having trouble with belt tension it is most likely the belt.

Jun 25, 2010 | 1993 Mercury Cougar

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Broken bracket for belt tentioner dont know how to get bracket out to replace..??

There is a single center bolt that hold the belt tension assembly to the engine. I believe it's a 1/2" size socket, just remove the center bolt and the tension assembly comes right off and when placing the new tension assembly. Just line up the markings on the assembly to the markings on the engine, there is really only one way it will fit so no worries about not having it on right and use a little lock tight on the treads on the center bolt to ensure that it will not go loose on you.
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Mar 09, 2010 | 1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

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Tension pulley

It's a normal bolt, righty tighty lefty loosey. Try some DB Blaster and let it soak. Another thick is to tap the head of the bolt from side to side so as to loosen the rust. Good luck.

May 09, 2009 | 1992 Ford F150 SuperCab

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How can the rear suspension be adjusted?

TOE-IN : 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in.)
note_icon.gif 1. The rear suspension lower arm mounting cam bolt should be turned an equal amount on both sides during adjustment. Right wheel : Clockwise direction : toe-in Left wheel : Clockwise direction : ton-out Maximum difference between LH and RH : 3mm 2. The cam bolt should be adjusted within a 90° range left or right from the center position. CAMBER Standard value : 0°±30´ Maximum difference between LH and RH : 3mm : 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in.) note_icon.gif 1. The rear suspension upper arm mounting cam bolt should be turned an equal amount on both sides during adjustment. 2. Install the left and right springs which have the same identification color. 3. The cam bolt should be adjusted within a 90° range left and right from the center position.e55b100.gif TIRE WEAR 1. Measure the tread depth of the tires. Tread depth of tire [Limit] : 1.6 mm (0.06 in.) 2. If the remaining tread depth is less than the limit, replace the tire. note_icon.gif When the tread depth of the tire is reduced to 1.6 mm (0.06 in.) or less, the wear indicators will appear.

Jun 16, 2008 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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