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Belt tensioner broke. the spring housing is still mounted to the engine the rest of it just fell off. how do I remove the spring housing? Its on a 97 grand am se 2.4L

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You just take off the bolt that attaches it. Simple.

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How do I take out the power steering ump to replace a serpantine belt in a 98 buick park ave?


Vin K or Vin 1 ?
Removal Procedure
The accessory drive belt drives all engine mounted accessories. All driven accessories are rigidly mounted to the engine. Drive belt tension is maintained by a spring loaded belt tensioner. A belt squeak when the engine is started or stopped is normal and has no effect on belt durability. The drive belt tensioner can control belt tension over a broad range of belt lengths; however, there are limits to the tensioner's ability to compensate. Using the tensioner outside of its operating range can result in poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner.
Important: Ensure that the wood block extends past the width of the oil pan in order to avoid damage.
  1. Use a jack with a block of wood on the jack under the oil pan in order to support the engine.
  2. Remove the engine mount to engine mount bracket nuts.
  3. Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower nuts.


Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower studs and spacer.
Lower the engine as necessary and rotate the tensioner to remove the drive belt.
Remove the drive belt.
Don't need to remove power steering pump if done right !

Oct 18, 2016 | 1998 Buick Park Avenue

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How to change belt tensioner on Toyota commuter hiace 2006 2.7lit petrol automatic


Ok the tensioner is mounted to the engine block the belt is spring loaded .The spring is inside the tensioner the pulley rides on the belt .This is called a preload .On most belt tensioner this is the correct spelling of tensioner don't know why they say this is wrong .
ON most tensioners their will be a point to move it in reverse of the tention of the spring move it back remove the belt remove the bolt holding down the tensioner to the block
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How do I replaced an air compressor belt on a 97 Isuzu rodeo 2.6 liter


  1. release tensioner
  2. remove belt
  3. put new one on
  4. re tension it.

the tensioner
has a mount bolt
and a spring to the mount.
loosen the bolt
and the spring relaxes
take the belt off
the put new belt on.
then with a large screw drive or lever.
pry the pulley, mount so that the full tension is not applied
to the belt (spring loaded)
lock down the base bolt.

see the slot below, that is the adjustment to make.
there are many engines used, and many tensioners. used.
i think this is 2.6L below.
SKF and BECK both sell this kit. if bad,
if seized or bearings loose as goose its bad. many are.
most are this old. (hopeless if old it will be)
1997 Isuzu Rodeo Timing Belt Tensioner - SKF W0133-1624437
here is the SKF P/N>
the spring is not shown, its considered a separate part.




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Tensioner pulley fell off. no place for a bolt. How and wahat do you remove to replace pulley?


no bolt for pully then you have to replace the tensioner.what are you driving and engine size.

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How to install the alternator belt in a 2008 Suzuki xl-7?


which engine option, you do know belts are not same on all engines right? fact.
2.7L V6 or bigger? IDN.

same on all cars. (answering in generic form do to above)
loosen the tension-er.
take off old
put back new
and if not a spring tension-er,set proper tension
the fSM cover all this.
why not read the manual, RTM?

here is one example (get the book, RTM or see alldata.com)

2008 xl7 engine


Removal Procedure

Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .

Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

Remove the engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .

Remove the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side .

Remove the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Lower the vehicle


Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to release the drive belt tension.

Slide the drive belt off of the belt idler pulley (1).

Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.

Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive pulleys.

end remove
beg, install



Install the drive belt to the crankshaft pulley, the tensioner and the generator.

Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.

Install the drive belt to the idler pulley (1).

NOTE

Important: Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.

Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.

Raise the vehicle.

Install the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Install the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side .

Lower the vehicle.

Install the engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Remove the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

Install the the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .
end.

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How do i change a waterpump on a 2001Volkswagen cabrio?


Your Cabrio has one of several 2.0L Volkswagen engines - determine your engine type from the
8th digit of your VIN, which will be either an "A", or "C",both are 2.0L engines.

Volkswagen 2.0L engines offered in 2001:
(a) 2.0L (Aba) Engine
(b) 2.0L (Aeg/Avh/Azg/Bdc/Bev/Bgd) Engine
(c) 2.0L (Aeg/Avh/Azg/Bdf) Engine

For completeness, I've included the water pump maintenance manual entries for all (3) 2.0L VW
engines offered in 2001. Note that the instructions below include (3) illustrations, which are
reproduced faithfully from the manual, but the last (2) illustrations are identical, since the last two
engines in the list above are virtually identical.

Volkswagen 2001 engines - water pump replacement

2.0L (Aba) Engine

Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

Remove or disconnect:

1. Coolant

2. Thermostat housing from under the water pump housing.


Loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the pulley to the water pump.

Remove or disconnect:

Timing belt cover.

Alternator and/or steering pump as required to remove the water pump drive belt.

Water pump pulley. On some vehicles, the crankshaft pulley must also be removed by removing the bolts holding the pulley to the timing belt sprocket.

Water pump from its housing.


To install:


Be sure to clean the housing before installing the new gasket. Install the pump into the housing. Pump-to-housing bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).

Install the water pump drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Install crankshaft drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

Adjust drive belt tension and install the thermostat and housing. Bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).



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Fig. Water pump and thermostat housing-2.0L (ABA) engine

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

2. Remove or disconnect:

Coolant

Thermostat housing from under the water pump housing.



3. Loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the pulley to the water pump.

4. Remove or disconnect:

Timing belt cover.

Alternator and/or steering pump as required to remove the water pump drive belt.

Water pump pulley. On some vehicles, the crankshaft pulley must also be removed by removing the bolts holding the pulley to the timing belt sprocket.

Water pump from its housing. Refer to figure of ABA engine's water pump above.

To install:

1. Be sure to clean the housing before installing the new gasket. Install the pump into the housing. Pump-to-housing bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).

2. Install the water pump drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Install crankshaft drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

3. Adjust drive belt tension and install the thermostat and housing. Bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).



2.0L (Aeg/Avh/Azg/Bdc/Bev/Bgd) Engine


1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

2. Remove or disconnect:

Negative battery cable.

Coolant.

Accessory drive belt and tensioner.

Upper and center timing belt covers.



3. Position the engine so that the No. 1 cylinder is at TDC.
WARNING
Cover the timing belt to protect it from being contaminated with coolant.


4. Loosen the timing belt tension and slide the belt off the water pump sprocket.

5. Remove or disconnect:

Timing belt guard (2) mounting bolt (1), if equipped.

Water pump mounting bolts (5), then the water pump (4).

O-ring (3) and clean the seating area.


To install:



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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine

1. Install or connect:

O-ring, moistened with coolant.

Water pump so that the plug in the housing faces downward. Mounting bolts: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).

Timing belt guard, if equipped. Mounting bolt: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

Timing belt.

Upper and center timing belt covers.

Accessory drive belt tensioner. Mounting bolt: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

Accessory drive belt.

Coolant.

Negative battery cable.



2. Check and clear any DTCs, then match the ECM to the TCM.


2.0L (Aeg/Avh/Azg/Bdf) Engine


1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

2. Remove or disconnect:
1. Negative battery cable.

2. Coolant.

3. Accessory drive belt and tensioner.

4. Upper and center timing belt covers.


3. Position the engine so that the No. 1 cylinder is at TDC.

WARNING
Cover the timing belt to protect it from being contaminated with coolant.

Loosen the timing belt tension and slide the belt off the water pump sprocket.

Remove or disconnect:

1. Timing belt guard (2) mounting bolt (1).

2. Water pump mounting bolts (5), then the water pump (4).

3. O-ring (3) and clean the seating area.


To install:



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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine


Install or connect:

1. O-ring, moistened with coolant.

2. Water pump so that the plug in the housing faces downward. Mounting bolts: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).

3. Timing belt guard. Mounting bolt: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

4. Timing belt.

5. Upper and center timing belt covers.

6. Accessory drive belt tensioner. Mounting bolt: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

7. Accessory drive belt.

8. Coolant.

9. Negative battery cable.


Check and clear any DTCs, then match the ECM to the TCM.

Sep 13, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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I am in the process to install a new alternator for which I need to loosen the belt. Is there a tensioner and what does it look like ?


Don't know what size of motor you have but this should help you:

Removal & Installation
  1. Loosen the accessory-to-mounting bracket bolt(s) and adjusting bolt.
  2. Rotate the accessory to relieve belt tension.
  3. Slip the drive belt from the accessory pulley and remove it from the engine.

If the engine uses more than one belt, it may be necessary to remove belts that are in front of the belt being removed

To install:



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If the engine uses more than one belt, it may be necessary to remove belts that are in front of the belt being removed


  1. Place the new belt over the crankshaft or drive pulley and stretch over the driven (accessory) pulley.
  2. If removed, install the other belts in the same way.
  3. Adjust the belts to the proper tension.
  4. Tighten the adjusting and mounting bolts.

Models equipped with the V6 engine and most 1987-94 engines use a single (serpentine belt) to drive all engine accessories. The serpentine belt driven accessories are rigidly mounted with belt tension maintained by a spring loaded tensioner assembly. The belt tensioner has the ability to control belt tension over a fairly broad range of belt lengths. However, there are limits to the tensioner's ability to compensate for varying lengths of belts. Poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner could result with the tensioner operating outside of its range.

To replace the belt push (rotate) the the belt tensioner and remove the belt. Use a 15mm socket on the 4-cyl. engines and a 3/4 in. open end wrench on the V6 engines.
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Need location of thermostate


Removal & Installation 3.9L, 5.2L & 5.9L Engines To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Coolant until level is below thermostat dod_trk_altbracket.gif

    • Support bracket located near rear of alternator (A/C Vehicles) dod_trk_releasebelttension.gif

    • Alternator drive belt by attaching a wrench to the pulley mounting bolt of the automatic tensioner, rotating the tensioner clockwise to release belt tension, and removing the belt:
    • Alternator mounting bolts, but do not remove any wiring at alternator
    • 4WD indicator lamp wiring harness (4WD vehicles)
    • Alternator and position aside WARNING
      When servicing constant tension hose clamps, use only tools designed for servicing this type of clamp, such as special clamp tool (number 6094). Always wear safety glasses when servicing constant tension clamps. Always replace constant tension clamps with the same numbered clamp.
    • Radiator hose clamp and upper radiator hose at thermostat housing and position wiring harness aside to gain access to thermostat dod_trk_59l_thermostat.gif

    • Thermostat housing mounting bolts, thermostat housing, gasket and thermostat
To Install:
  1. Clean intake manifold and thermostat housing mating surfaces.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat (spring side down) into recessed machined groove on intake manifold
    • Gasket on intake manifold and over thermostat dod_trk_thermohousingposition.gif

    • Thermostat housing to intake manifold NOTE: The word FRONT is stamped on housing and must be placed towards front of vehicle.
    • Housing-to-intake manifold bolts.
      1. Torque to: 200 inch lbs. (23 Nm)
    • Upper radiator hose to thermostat housing dod_trk_drivebeltrouting.gif

    • Alternator (A/C Vehicles)
      1. Torque to: 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)
    • Support bracket
      1. Torque to: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
    • Drive belt over all pulleys except idler pulley
    • Socket/wrench to pulley mounting bolt of automatic tensioner and rotate clockwise
    • Belt over idler pulley, let tensioner rotate back into place and remove wrench
    • Coolant
    • Negative battery cable
  3. Start and warm the engine and check for leaks.
4.7L Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Coolant
  3. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Splash shield
    • Lower radiator hose clamp and lower radiator hose at thermostat housing 4.7L engine shown 3.7L similar chry_47_thermostst.gif

    • Thermostat housing mounting bolts, thermostat housing and thermostat
To Install:
  1. Clean timing chain cover and thermostat housing mating surfaces.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Thermostat (spring side down) into recessed machined groove on timing chain cover
    • Thermostat housing on timing chain cover
    • Housing-to-timing chain cover bolts.
      1. Torque to: 112 inch lbs. (13 Nm)
    • Lower radiator hose on thermostat housing
    • Splash shield
  3. Lower vehicle.
  4. Fill cooling system.
  5. Connect negative battery cable to battery.
  6. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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Aug 26, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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How do I time a 2006 dodge caravan 2.4L


2.4L Engine
NOTE You may need DRB scan tool to perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure.
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Right front wheel and inner splash shield
    • Accessory drive belts
    • Crankshaft damper
    • A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly
    • Lower front timing cover
    • Upper front timing cover
    • Right engine mount
    • Engine mount bracket

    NOTE This is an interference engine. Do not rotate the crankshaft or the camshafts after the timing belt has been removed. Damage to the valve components may occur. Before removing the timing belt, always align the timing marks.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft until the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on the camshaft sprocket (located on the trailing edge of the tooth).
  3. Loosen the timing belt tensioner lock bolt.
  4. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate clockwise until there is enough slack to remove the belt.
  5. If necessary, remove the camshaft timing belt sprockets.
  6. If necessary, remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket using removal tool No. 6793, or equivalent.
  7. Place the tensioner into a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.
  8. After compressing the tensioner, insert a pin (a 5/64 in. Allen wrench will also work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.

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Camshaft and crankshaft alignment marks—2.4L engine


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To lock the timing belt tensioner, be sure to fully insert the smaller Allen wrench into the tensioner as shown—2.4L engine



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Installation of the timing belt, notice the camshaft alignment— 2.4L (VIN B) engine


To install:
  1. If necessary, use tool No. 6792, or equivalent, to install the crankshaft timing belt sprocket onto the crankshaft.
  2. If necessary, install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
  3. Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  4. Set the camshafts timing marks so the exhaust camshaft is 1/2 notch below intake camshaft sprocket. Make sure the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up
  5. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and around the tensioner pulley.
  6. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to take up the belt slack.
  7. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  8. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions and recheck the timing marks.
  9. Check the spring tang is within the tolerance window. If not within the window, reinsert the Allen wrench and into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  10. Install the engine mount bracket.
  11. Install the front timing belt covers.
  12. Install the A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly.
  13. Install the right engine mount.
  14. Install the crankshaft damper
  15. Install the accessory drive belts and adjust to the proper tension.
  16. Install the right inner splash shield and wheel.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  18. Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRB scan tool, or equivalent

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Replacement of the serpentine belt on 1997 buick lesaber how


Yes, I have a 97 buick and the motor mount does have to be removed. See information below that I retireved from Autozone.com:

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 7 through 13
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
0900c152800b19a8.jpgFig. 7: Many vehicles have an accessory drive belt routing label affixed to the radiator shroud
  1. Remove the belt guard or coolant recovery reservoir as required.
  2. For 1996-99 supercharged engines, perform the following:
    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    2. Remove the right-hand splash shield.
    3. Remove the connector from the crank sensor.
  3. For 1996-99 vehicles, remove the engine mounting bracket lower nut, stud and spacer. Carefully lower the vehicle.

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