This pic is viewing the back-side (or block-side) of the tensioner spring body housing with the alignment pin (or stop pin) oriented at the top. All the posts I've seen talk as if most tensioners are self adjusting - not sure what that means. The one for the Montana is a clamshell design and would appear that the clamshell rotates around the mounting bolt, putting the arm in tension against the internal spring coil.
Question is ... after threading the belt, HOW do you get the tensioner arm pushed back enough to get the alignment or locking pin on the tensioner housing to seat in the hole on the block? There must be some step I'm missing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
have the same problem?
Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 12:58 AM