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Install power steering belt on 1995 Nissan 240 SXSE (front belt). Can't seem to get power steering unit loose enough to get belt on a then retighten. Thanks

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There is a tensioner assembly that consists of a long bolt which passes through a stationary bracket at it's head, and a small steel block near the pulley that it tensions. In this block, perpendicular to the long tension bolt, is a small set screw or lock bolt. it may be a 10mm or 12mm head. This lock bolt must be loosened before adjusting the tensioner, and tightened after. This system is also very oxidation prone, so a thorough soaking with penetrating oil prior to service is highly recommended. Also loosen and oil the pivot bolt for the pulley/pump that the tensioner adjusts. It will probably still take some arm wrestling to get it free.

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