How do I replace serpentine belt tensioner

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How do I replace serpentine belt tensioner

Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 1:20 AM

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What liter engine?

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
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Its a north star

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 1:35 AM
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V8

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 1:36 AM
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5.7 liter or? I need this

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 1:56 AM
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4-6

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 3:18 AM
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4.6

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 3:31 AM
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See below

Use a 1/2 drive on the tensioner to release belt tension

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 6:15 AM
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Wares my answer

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 2:04 PM
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Is there a spring that I have to worry about
wehen removing the arm that holds the tensioner

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 2:07 PM
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You don't remove the arm- you move the tensioner

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 2:40 PM
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Right the tensioner is connected to the arm I have to take the arm off first right

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 4:58 PM
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Pull the tensioner to one side-this will pull the tensioner pulley away from the serpentine belt, allowing the belt to have slack, and then the belt is slipped off of one of those pulleys. Release the pressure slowly, remove the tool. Then the serpentine belt is removed all the way.

The Idler tensioner pulley bracket, can only be moved in one direction, to take pressure off of the serpentine belt. The direction opposite of it putting pressure on the serpentine belt.

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Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 9:45 PM

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