I car started to make squealing noises and upon checking under the hood I found that the serpentine belt has at least 1 1/2 inches of play. I understand that tension is put on the belt by the belt tensioning wheel so I assume I have to replace it. It appears that by removing the plastic coolant reservoir I'll have enough room to remove and replace the wheel. I can't however seem to get the reservoir off. There is 1 bolt and a locking clip. It appears as if breaking the locking clip is the only way to remove it. Is removing the reservoir the right approach to access the tensioner?
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 10:51 PM