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I need to replace the serpentine belt but cant move the tensioner pulley up or down my popz said not to loosen the nut in the center of the tensioner what do i do???

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If you are certain that you have the tensioner and not an idler pulley, your dad may not be correct. There are two components to a non spring loaded tensioner, one is the adjusting screw, and the other is the pulley bolt. You have to back of a turn or so, on the center retainer bolt, or the pulley will never move. The load is intended to be held by the center bolt, and NOT the adjuster bolt.

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    I do not know if you still need this information, however I am answering it in case you still do.

    Click on the following direct Link. It has several Diagrams for your Belt depending on your engine size and options (AC/No AC etc.) AND whether you have Tensioners OR Locking/Adjusting Bolts/Nuts.
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