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Timing belt tensioner stuck in tight position

A friend of mine has a 2001 Chevy Venture that had a squeaking timing belt and without knowledge of automotive. So he began to replace the belt with the specified belt from the dealer but the tensioner just will not come loose. Should I use a pry bar and attempt to get leverage and snap it out of its current position or is there some type of tensioner on there that I am unaware of b/c I haven't seen the vehicle yet but I image a timing belt to be fairly simple. Mainly I'm looking for some information on the procedure on this specific vehicle with specs. if possible because I wasn't able to find much here on the Web. Thanx in advance Nephi

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This vehicle does not have a timing belt.I assume you mean the drive(serpentine) belt? the tensioner is spring loaded you stick a 3/8 ratchet or breaker bar in it and move it. if it is froze up you will need a new one there is a bolt in the center to remove it

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Have you loosened the bolt that secures the adjustment? if so spray the whole thing with wd40 and let it set awhile, then GENTLY pry it back and forth to break it loose. Make sure you clean off the wd40 before imstalling the belt.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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How to change a timing belt on a hyundai Elantra 1.5 , 1.6 and 2.0 engine


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  1. Remove all necessary components for access to the timing belt cover, then remove the cover.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so No.1 piston will be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke.
  3. Loosen the tensioning bolt and the pivot bolt on the timing belttensioner. Move the tensioner as far as it will go toward the waterpump. Tighten the adjusting bolt.
  4. Mark the timing belt with an arrow showing direction of rotation if belt is to be reused.
  5. Remove the timing belt.
  6. If defective, remove the timing belt tensioner.

To install:


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  1. Align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and check that the crankshaft timing marks are still in alignment.
  2. If removed, install the timing belt tensioner, spring and spacer with the bottom end of the spring free. Tighten the adjusting bolts lightly with the tensioner moved as far as possible away from the water pump.
  3. Install the free end of the spring into the locating tang on the front case.
  4. Position the timing belt over the crankshaft sprocket, then over the camshaft sprocket. Slip the back of the belt over the tensioner wheel.
  5. Turn the camshaft sprocket in the opposite of its normal direction of rotation until the straight side of the belt is tight and be sure the timing marks align.
    NOTE If the timing marks are not properly aligned, shift the belt 1tooth at a time in the appropriate direction until they are aligned.
  6. Loosen the tensioner mounting bolts so the tensioner works,without the interference of any friction, under spring pressure. Be sure the belt follows the curve of the camshaft pulley so the teeth are engaged all the way around. Correct the path of the belt, if necessary.
  7. Tighten the tensioner adjusting bolt, then the tensioner pivot bolt to 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-26 Nm).
    NOTE Bolts must be tightened in the stated order or tension won't be correct.
  8. Turn the crankshaft 1 turn clockwise until timing marks again align to seat the belt.
  9. Loosen both tensioner attaching bolts and let the tensioner position itself under spring tension. Retighten the bolts.
  10. Check belt tension by putting a finger on the water pump side ofthe tensioner wheel and pull the belt toward the water pump. The belt should move toward the pump until the teeth are approximately 1 / 2 of the way across the head of the tensioner adjusting bolt. Re-tension the belt, if necessary.
  11. Install the timing belt covers and all other related components.
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Hi, noticed a post of yours rear cambelt replacement on an a4 1.9 tdi ajm year 2000. Would be very grateful for any instructions. The car is stripped down ready for cambelt removing. Stuck on lining up...


Hi, I have pasted instructions below from autozone.com. The instructions call for the use of special tools. You can improvise with alternate tools, but please make sure your timing is right before closing the cover. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Some special tools are required to perform this procedure properly. A flat bar, VW tool 2065A is used to secure the camshaft in position. A pin, VW tool 2064 is used to fix the pump position while the timing belt is removed. The camshaft and pump work against spring pressure and will move out of position when the timing belt is removed. It is not difficult to find substitutes but do not remove the timing belt without these tools.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the accessory drive belts, crankshaft pulley and the timing belt cover(s). Remove the camshaft cover and rubber plug at the back end of the camshaft.
  2. Temporarily reinstall the crankshaft pulley bolt and turn the crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC) of No. 1 piston. The mark on the camshaft sprocket should be aligned with the mark on the inner timing belt cover or the edge of the cylinder head.
  3. With the engine at TDC, insert the bar into the slot at the back of the camshaft. The bar rests on the cylinder head to will hold the camshaft in position.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

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Fig. 1: Adjusting the belt tension on a 2.0L 8 valve
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Fig. 2: Remove the timing belt cover
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Fig. 3: Align the timing marks
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Fig. 4: Locate the tensioner
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Fig. 5: Loosen the tensioner bolt
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Fig. 6: Mark the belts direction of rotation
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the accessory drive belts,
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  2. Temporarily reinstall the crankshaft pulley bolt and turn the crankshaft to
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against spring pressure and will move out of position when the timing belt is
removed. It is not difficult to find substitutes but do not remove the timing
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NOTE: Do not turn the engine or camshaft with the timing belt
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    crankshaft pulley and the timing belt cover(s). Remove the camshaft cover and
    rubber plug at the back end of the camshaft.
  2. Temporarily reinstall the crankshaft pulley bolt and turn the crankshaft to
    TDC of No. 1 piston. The mark on the camshaft sprocket should be aligned with
    the mark on the inner timing belt cover or the edge of the cylinder head.
  3. With the engine at TDC, insert the bar into the slot at the back of the
    camshaft. The bar rests on the cylinder head to will hold the camshaft in
    position.
  4. Insert the pin into the injection pump drive sprocket to hold the pump in
    position.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the tensioner pulley and turn the tensioner
    counterclockwise to relieve the tension on the timing belt. Slide the timing
    belt from the sprockets.
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  6. Install the new timing belt and adjust the tension so the belt can be
    twisted 45 degrees at a point between the camshaft and pump sprockets. Torque
    the tensioner nut to 33 ft. (45 Nm).
  7. Remove the holding tools.
  8. Turn the engine 2 full revolutions to return to TDC of No. 1 piston. Recheck
    belt tension and timing mark alignment, readjust as required.
  9. Install the belt cover and accessory drive belts.
  10. If the belt is too tight, there will be a growling noise that rises and
    falls with engine speed.


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  2. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so No. 1 piston will be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke.
  3. Loosen the tensioning bolt and the pivot bolt on the timing belt tensioner. Move the tensioner as far as it will go toward the water pump. Tighten the adjusting bolt.
  4. Mark the timing belt with an arrow showing direction of rotation.
  5. Remove the timing belt.
  6. If defective, remove the timing belt tensioner.
  7. Align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and check that the crankshaft timing marks are still in alignment.
  8. If removed, install the timing belt tensioner, spring and spacer with the bottom end of the spring free. Tighten the adjusting bolt slightly with the tensioner moved as far as possible away from the water pump.
  9. Install the free end of the spring into the locating tang on the front case.
  10. Position the timing belt over the crankshaft sprocket, then over the camshaft sprocket. Slip the back of the belt over the tensioner wheel.
  11. Turn the camshaft sprocket in the opposite of its normal direction of rotation until the straight side of the belt is tight and be sure the timing marks align.
    NOTE If the timing marks are not properly aligned, shift the belt 1 tooth at a time in the appropriate direction until they are aligned.
  12. Loosen the tensioner mounting bolts so the tensioner works, without the interference of any friction, under spring pressure. Be sure the belt follows the curve of the camshaft pulley so the teeth are engaged all the way around. Correct the path of the belt, if necessary.
  13. Tighten the tensioner adjusting bolt, then the tensioner pivot bolt to 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-26 Nm).
    NOTE Bolts must be tightened in the stated order or tension won't be correct.
  14. Turn the crankshaft 1 turn clockwise until timing marks again align to seat the belt.
  15. Loosen both tensioner attaching bolts and let the tensioner position itself under spring tension. Retighten the bolts.
  16. Check belt tension by putting a finger on the water pump side of the tensioner wheel and pull the belt toward the water pump. The belt should move toward the pump until the teeth are approximately 1 / 2 of the way across the head of the tensioner adjusting bolt. Re-tension the belt, if necessary.
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