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Belt tensioner for 97 mailbu 2.4L engine

Can't seem to make the tensioner release. Not even sure if we are doing it right.

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No worries, you don't even need a prybar.

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done

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26044119-eqsv1nhxqdz21u4tq0h4adgz-1-0.jpg the alternator is NOT adjustable
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Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .

Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

Remove the engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

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Remove the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

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Install the the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .
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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner to relieve tension on the belt-4.6L engine shown, others similar


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