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My timing belt tore and i bought it to replace it but to change it i need to remove the tensioner pulley so i removed the radiator for more space and then i got stuck trying to remove the tensioner pulley.. is there a special way to remove the pulley?

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You mean the serpentine belt, The timing belt is under the timing covers and is a bigger job. You would be asking different questions if you were in there. The tensioner, there are many different ones, so I hope this will generalize it. Some are torqued up with a 1/2 inch drive breaker bar, You loosen the bolt and pull the pulley over with the breaker bar, Some are spring loaded, but should still have some sort of adj on it. Some are gas piston operated, they don't get taken off without the pin in place, but these are usually on timing belts, very powerful. So, you will have to check it out and see what you have there and get it done, then the new belt will go on easy, sometimes they use the power steering pump for the tension, and your pulley is just an idler, not a tensioner, check that out too. And then sometimes they have a nut on the top or bottom that you spin the tension off the belt by this, loosen up the bolt on the front first. Hope this helps.

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