1996 Cadillac Deville belt tensioner remove and replace

Tiny
JLABORDE27@HOTMAIMAIL.COM
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  • 1996 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
What is the specific removal procedure for the seperine belt tensioner. Are there special tools needed? If not do you knoe the specific sized tools for the removal and replacement of the belt tensioner?

thank you for the info. - John
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Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 3:07 PM

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Tiny
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Access is a bit tight, the tensioner is actuated by a 1/2 inch square drive. A 1/2 inch breaker bar, or belt tensioner tool works, a 1/2 inch ratchet may be a bit thick. The bolt holding the tensioner to the block is 13mm, and a ratchect with shallow socket may work. You can also loosen the engine mount and trans mount bolts and lift the engine a bit to gain some room. Caution when lifting on the pan though, it is aluminum.
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Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 10:51 PM

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