Replacing serpentine belt tensioner

Tiny
CHRIS CAMPBELL
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  • 1992 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,298 MILES
What is the procedure for replacement of the serpentine belt tensioner? Doesn't look as though this will be a 20 minute repair due to location and obstacles.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 AT 7:52 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Yes, it is tight. You need to remove the belt from the engine first.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt

Then there is a single bolt for the tensioner to be removed. Once that is released, it is free to come out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/serpentine-belt-tensioner-replacement

Roy

REMOVE/INSTALL
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.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 AT 8:38 AM

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