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Cannot get the serpentine belt around the tensioner pulley,,,,bar in the way

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  • blajc2000 Aug 29, 2010

    how would I get it around the pulley when there is no room to feed it through cant get it to loop around

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Put the belt on in a diffrent location like the alternator, this way the bar wont be in the way, i know its a tight spot so put the last of the belt around the alternator.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

  • blajc2000 Aug 29, 2010

    I cant get it from the crankshaft pulley (grooved side) around the tensioner pulley (smooth side) and back up around the water pump pulley not enough room to feed it through

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2 Locate the serpentine belt self-adjusting tensioner on the front of the engine block. The tensioner has a pulley on the bottom of the tensioner arm, which the belt travels under. The tensioner can only be rotated from the bolt that secures the pulley to the tensioner arm.

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    • 2

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