How do you replace a drive belt tensioner assembly. Serpentine belt came

Tiny
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  • 1996 AUDI A6
  • 115,000 MILES
Serpentine belt came off. Looking at the diagram for putting the belt back on I am missing the tensioner. It must have broke off.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM

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Tiny
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Did bolt break and still inbedded in block? Or is part of tensioner assembly still there? Unbolt and replace it.
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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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Have a look at the attached image... and this PDF:

http://fkh161.ca/Temp/beltaah.pdf

I assume you have a 2.8 V6

Thomas

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 11:31 PM
Tiny
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The tensioner is secured to the engine via bolt #11 (8mm allen).

On the back of the tensioner is a "locating dimple" which allows
for correct placement of the tensioner.

Thomas
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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 11:40 PM
Tiny
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Actually, it might even be a 10mm allen head bolt. It's been a
while since I had to remove one.
Thomas
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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 11:54 PM

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