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Can not get the spring loaded belt puley to move.

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If your referring to pulling the tensioner back to remove the belt, it takes a fair amount of force to overcome the spring tension.
A proper size socket with a breaker bar onto the bolt head in the center of the roller will give you the leverage you need to release the belt

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