How do I release a serpentine belt tensioner?

Tiny
JSLIGH34
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,000 MILES
Hello. I have a 2006 Chevy Impala SS. I need to change the power steering pump. I understand that I need to loosen the tensioner first. Can I go through the top to do this, or do I have to go in through the bottom? Also, Can I kind of just insert a ratchet?

The tensioner seems to be pretty far down. I wanted to see if I could loosen it from the top with a long enough ratchet or wrench.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 AT 11:05 PM

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Tiny
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You sure can that would be your best bet.
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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM

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