How would you proceed if you had to replace the accessory belt tensioner for the serpentine belt?
I cannot find a way to reach the nut from the top of engine. Note: See picture attached for a proper example of the part in question. It has a stud sticking out from the spring housing. So, I am assuming there must be a nut to loosen up behind the plate that holds the tensioner. I can see it but cannot wrench it due to lack of space. The plate I mentioned seems to hold the alternator lower bolt and possibly water pump (not sure about that).
To make things worse, The stud actually snaped off while releasing tension to the tensioner. But I have same model and year car in my yard where I can get parts from.
So, I need to know how to remove the tensioner and I need to know if I can remove the stud and nut left behind the mounting plate on the car I am actually driving (the stud has broken flush with the mounting plate).
Thanks for your help.
have the same problem?
Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 5:12 AM