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The tensioner pulley bolt came out and cracked the plate on which the tensioner pully is mounted.The plate is mounted on the motor. I want to purchase a new one but don't know what its called.Neither does Auto Zone

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Removeing and installing tensin pully for 2000 nissan altima


The tension pulley is mounted onto a semi-flat mounting bracket that is, in turn, mounted at three points, using bolts that also hold the timing chain cover. You have to jack up the bottom of the motor for temporary support and pull the top engine mount in order to get it off. To replace the tension pulley, ensure that You have the proper kit to replace it and follow the steps below:
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  2. Remove the negative terminal on the battery and leave the car for about 15 minutes before working on the car,
  3. Remove passenger side wheel,
  4. Take off the plastic access panel that is low and to the right in the wheel well opening. It has several plastic screws,
  5. You can now see the tensioner pulley and lower belt. Use a 14mm socket on an extension and loosen the bolt on the pulley.
  6. Behind and under the pulley bracket is an adjuster bolt. Loosen that to be able to move the pulley upward and allowing for the belt to come loose and off. This is now a good time to change that lower drive belt. It will now flop right off the AC compressor, tensioner pulley, and crank pulley.
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  8. Remember to fix the negative terminal of the battery back on.
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The belt suddenly seems about an inch to big.think the tensioner has slipped,but not sure which pully is the tensioner.

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Tensioner cannot be tightened. The tensioner is a automatic spring tensioner with now manual adjustments. if the tensioner is loose, it must be replaced. the instructions are as follows:

Remove the front passanger side tire (19mm lug nuts)
3. In the wheel well, remove the splash shielding to gain access to the motor.
4. Place a decent size peice of wood on your jack, and slide it under the oil pan, raise the jack so it firmly presses on the oil pan.
5. Under the hood, remove the motor mount on the left side of the motor, the mount is held on by Three 15mm nuts with studs on the motor itself, and Two 15mm nuts holding the mount to the body. remove the mount completely.
6. slowly lower the jack supporting the engine untill the engine sits all the way down.
7. from inside the wheel well, place a 14mm wrench on the belt tensioner pully bolt. swing the tensioner to remove tension on the belt, remove the belt from the tensioner or main crank pully.
8. You should have access to the lower bolt on the tensioner. the bolt is 10mm in head size. i recommend using a 1/4" ratchet. Remove the bolt.
9. raise the jack as far as you can, making sure the vehicle stays on the jackstands!!! this should allow you to reach down and beable to remove the top bolt on the tensioner. the motor will come up on an angle.
10. once the bolt is out, the tensioner should just fall out of the motor. reinstall the tensioner with the top bolt first, lower the engine, reinstall lower bolt, reinstall belt, reinstall the upper motor mount, and raise the engine to level out with the upper mount.
The job sounds complicated if you are not mechanically inclined, but its accually simple. you will not break anything by moving the motor. the job should take a average person about 30-45 minuites to complete.
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Looking for timing mark's for a 1997 camry with a 2.2 4cyl motor?


You find the timing marks on the picture below.


Remove auxiliary 1. drive belts.
2. Support engine.
Engine mounting and bracket.
Timing belt upper cover [1].
4. Turn crankshaft clockwise to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned [2] & [3].
Crankshaft pulley bolt [4].
Crankshaft pulley [5]. Use tool No.09213-60017.
6. Ensure timing marks aligned [2] & [3].
7. Slacken tensioner bolt [6]. Move tensioner away from belt and lightly tighten bolt.
Timing belt lower cover [7].
Crankshaft sprocket guide washer [9].
Timing belt.
Tensioner pulley.

1. Check tensioner pulley for smooth operation.
2. Check free length of tensioner spring is 46,0 mm [8]. Replace spring if necessary.
3. Fit tensioner and spring. Ensure spring is connected correctly.
4. tighten bolt [6].
5. Ensure timing marks aligned [2] & [3].
6. Fit timing belt. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets.
Crankshaft sprocket guide washer [9].
Timing belt lower cover [7].
Crankshaft pulley [5].
8. Slacken tensioner bolt 1/2 turn [6].
9. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned [2] & [3].
Turn crankshaft slowly 1 7/8 turns clockwise until crankshaft pulley timing mark [3] aligned with 45° BTDC mark [10] on
timing belt lower cover [7].
11. Tighten tensioner bolt [6]. Tightening torque: 42 Nm.
12. Install components in reverse order of removal.
13. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [4]. Tightening torque: 108 Nm.
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How do replace the tensioner pulley on a 2.2 engine 4 cyl. 1998 chevy cavelier .

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The tension pulley bolts to the tension arm. You need to remove the whole arm to remove the pully from it. I would recommend replacing the whole unit as one as that is the way they normally come from the parts store. I hope this helps. The tension assembly is attached to the engine block itself and there is a notch in the block for the tension spring to go into when you put it back on. The belt obvioulsly has to be off for this to work.

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