Yes, it is tight. You need to remove the belt from the engine first.
Then there is a single bolt for the tensioner to be removed. Once that is released, it is free to come out.
The Poly-V Drive belt is provided with a dynamic tensioner Fig. 6 to maintain proper belt tension. To remove or install this belt:
1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
2. Remove right front splash shield.
3. Release tension by rotating the tensioner clockwise Fig. 6.
4. Reverse above procedure to install.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 AT 8:38 AM