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Torsion spring assemble trunk hinge 88 cutlass supreme

Whats the trick to re tension and install the springs for the trunk hinge assembly

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  2. Remove rear wheel assemblies.
  3. Release parking brake.
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Rear brake shoe assembly


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  1. Using an appropriate brake spring tool, unhook upper return spring from rearward brake shoe.
  2. Push retainer springs IN and turn to remove tension pins.
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  4. Remove brake shoe assembly from back plate.
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    2. Insert 1/2" drive breaker bar into square opening on belt tensioner. Rotate tensioner counterclockwise until belt can be removed from pulleys (Fig. 2).
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  • Poly-V Belt system may develop minor cracks across the ribbed side (due to reverse bending). These minor cracks are considered normal and acceptable. Parallel cracks are not (Fig. 3).

    NOTE:
    Do not use any type of belt dressing or restorer on Poly-V Belts. INSTALLATION

    AIR CONDITIONING BELT - NEW

    WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE A/C BELT TENSIONER LOCKING BOLT WITHOUT FIRST HOLDING THE TENSIONER WITH A 1/2" DRIVE BREAKER BAR, AS PERSONAL INJURY COULD RESULT.
NOTE: Verify that torsion spring position is in the new belt position before installing a NEW belt (Fig. 4). If torsion spring is not in the new belt position, follow steps 1-7 to change the tensioner spring from the USED belt position to the NEW belt position.
  1. Insert a 1/2" drive breaker bar into the square opening on the tensioner. Hold counterclockwise pressure on tensioner while removing the locking bolt (Fig. 2).
  2. Carefully release spring load of the torsion spring on the tensioner.
  3. Remove pivot bolt, tensioner, and spring from front timing cover.
  4. Insert spring arm into the NEW belt position on the tensioner (Fig. 4).
  5. Install torsion spring, tensioner, and pivot bolt.
  6. Install pivot bolt. Tighten only finger tight, at this time.
  7. Using a 1/2" drive breaker bar, apply counterclockwise pressure until locking bolt can be installed.
    1. Install the NEW belt by rotating the tensioner counterclockwise until the NEW belt can be installed on pulleys. See (Fig. 5) for belt routing.
    2. Release tensioner and remove breaker bar. Belt is automatically adjusted with the tensioner's torsion spring.
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I Hope This is Of Help To YOU IF So PLEASE HELP ME RATE ME it Helps Thank You Very Much and Happy Motoring !!!!!!!!

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