2002 Hyundai Timing belt spring tensioner

  • 2002 HYUNDAI
Engine problem
2002 Hyundai 4 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown 97000 miles

I'm trying to replace my timing belt and tensioner. I hit a snag in the process. I'm trying to relieve some tension and remove the pivot bolt on the right of the tensioner. I tried a pry bar and screw driver and tried to lift up the right side of the tensioner to relieve some tension. However, it won't budge at all. I thought maybe if I loosened the other bolt on the right side of the tensioner, it would then be able to adjust the tension. The bolt will not budge at all. I don't want to grind down the thread on the bolt. Breaker bar and serpentine belt tool won't work. I have a 2002 hyundai accent 1.6L. There is a spring underneath the bolt on the left side of the tensioner. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 AT 3:26 PM

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Hi there,

The tensioner bolt to the lower left is the pivot bolt, back this off. The upper bolt is the adjuster, If very tight, it may have been locked with a thread locking compound. It is a conventional R/H/ thread (turn to the left to undo) Use a good quality spanner (ring, not open end) or single hex socket, make sure that you apply pressure square to the bolt, and it should undo.

Mark (mhpautos) :D
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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 AT 5:16 PM

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