How do I remove the belt tensioner from engine plate on a 2004 Neon 2.0
2004 DODGE NEON
Broke tensioner arm need to replace entire part
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Monday, December 19th, 2011 AT 1:32 AM
TIMING BELT TENSIONER ASSEMBLY
REMOVAL - WITH MECHANICAL TENSIONER
Remove timing belt. Refer to TIMING BELT AND SPROCKETS.
Remove bolts attaching the timing belt tensioner assembly to engine.
Remove timing belt tensioner assembly. See Fig. 222.
Fig. 222: Removing Timing Belt Tensioner Assembly
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INSTALLATION - WITH MECHANICAL TENSIONER
Position timing belt tensioner assembly to the engine. To ensure proper alignment tensioner to engine block, temporarily install the engine mount bracket bolts into the upper holes of the timing belt tensioner. Install timing belt tensioner lower mounting bolts. Tighten lower mounting bolts to 31 N.M (23 ft. Lbs.). Remove temporarily installed engine mount bracket bolts.
Install timing belt. Refer to TIMING BELT AND SPROCKETS.
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Monday, December 19th, 2011 AT 1:40 AM
Make sure you locate the Serpentine Belt Routing Sticker before you proceed. If not make an excellent drawing and take a GOOD Picture. Do NOT try to just remember how it goes back on. Should be a 15mm wrench to loosen tensioner to remove belt. Locate mounting bolts to tensioner and remove, replace with NEW tensioner tighten bolts then reroute belt. Then using 15mm pull tensioner and install belt in correct route. Remove all tools and body parts from engine bay. Do not start engine if anyone is in the vicinity of engine bay. Belt may fly off if you did not do it right. Start car, if it doesn't fly off, visually inspect belt for proper operation. Your done. Good job!