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How do i loosen the tensioner . to remove the belt to replace the water pump ?

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YOU NEED BELT TENSIONER TOOL OR 3/8 INCH BREAKER BAR PLACE IN THE SQUARE HOLE IN TENSIONER THEN ROTATE BELT TENSIONER COUNTERCLOCKWISE TO RELEASE BELT TENSION SLIP BELT OFF ALTERNATOR.TO GET OFF.SLIP BELT BACK OVER ALTERNATOR WHEN YOU REPLACED WATER PUMP.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Taurus Belt tensioner does not lossen the belt

There should be a square big enough to fit a 3/8" drive ratchet into on the tensioner (should be closest to the pulley), insert the ratchet into that square, then try turning the tensioner, this should release the pressure on the serpentine belt. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Belt Tensioner located on 2000 ford Escort zx2

On the right side of the pulleys, there should be 3 top, middle, and bottom. The middle, smaller one, is the tensioner.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: How to loosen alternator tension on a 2003 Lancer

I have not seen this vehicle but, the center bolt or nut that holds the tensioner to the block is backed off two turns first.
Then the adustment bolt (most are accesed from under the vehicle) can be adjusted to give enough slack to install the new belt.
If this is still too tight, remove one of the two or two of the three bolts that mount the Alternator to allow for another 1/8" and install the belt.
Then remount the Alternator.
Then readjust the tension bolt.
Finish with the bolt or nut that mounts the tensionor to the block.
good luck.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: NM Pajero 6G7 engine auto tensioner removal

You'll need to remove/loosen one of the components (such as the alternator or power steering pump) to relieve tension on the belt before removing the tensioner as it should be spring loaded. Installation is going to be the reverse of the removal procedure.
Also, if the tensioner is noisy, replace it.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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ADJUSTMENT

Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
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To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjuster lock bolt and the alternator support nut.

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Fig. After the adjusting and fixed bolts are loosened, rotate the pump . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine

  1. Remove the alternator belt as described above.
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  3. Remove the power steering pump fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the front undercover.
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  3. Tighten the fixing nut to hold the adjustment.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


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  3. Lower the vehicle and remove the cruise control pump link assembly.
  4. Place the power steering hose under the oil reservoir.
  5. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolts and remove the power steering pump drive belt.

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  4. Raise the vehicle and install the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
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  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor belt.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the face of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn the adjusting bolt of the tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the belt.
  7. Remove the power steering/alternator belt.

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I'm going to assume you have the 4WD model..here are the instructions for removal and install:

  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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