Question about 1993 Nissan Maxima
The belt is called a 'Serpentine' belt. Named for the way it winds in and around the pulleys.
Before proceeding, look for a diagram (Under the hood somewhere) of the routing for the belt. If none exists, draw a picture. This will help you putting the new one on.
Anyway,this single belt is held tight by a spring loaded tensioner pulley. Itwill be a smaller one, attached to an arm, not a pump or anything.
It'sthe arm that is spring loaded. The tension on the belt is relieved bythe controlled application of force on this arm. Nothing needs to beremoved, no pry bars are needs
There are different types,requiring different tools. Look for a 1/2" square hole on the arm. Ifthere, you'll need a 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar. A short extension too.
If not, you'll need a socket that fits on the nut of the pulley. Plus the ratchet.
Set the ratchet so it extends upward, above the engine.
Positionyour self to be able to move the arm one handed and still not hityourself in the face if it slips. Push (or pull), slowly building upuntil the belt is loose enough to to slip off of one of the otherpulleys.
Then slowly release the tension on the arm.
Putting the new one on is pretty much a reverse of this procedure.
From your description, I gathered you wanted to replace the belt. If it was the idler pulley, the belt still need to come off.
At this point just loosen the nut on the pulley and replace it. Then put the belt back as described.
Hope you find this to be very helpful
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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After adjustment is satisfactory, tighten the idler pulley bolt, and then tighten the adjustment bolt.
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