Mike, losen the tensioner nut then the loooong tensioner bolt. Make diagram
of how the belot fits on and then r and r
ps the tensioner nut is a big one, about 17mm if I remember correctly
Just so I make sure this is correct the tensioner nut is below the tensioner
spring correct, and I think it is a 19mm. How much do I need to loosen the
tensioner Nut? Thanks again...
Guenter Scholz wrote:
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You need to loosen the big bolt on the front of the tensioner first!
Then you can release the belt from the tension adjuster...
Loosen the big nut (19mm) just enough that it turns freely (ie it's not
binding against the tensioner.)
Exactly right, you can't miss this big nut .... 19mm sounds right,,, just
below the tensioner spring. Just losen it a turn or two .... that's all it
needs so that the tensioner mechanism is free to move. I seem to remember
something about that long nut rotating opposite to expectations .... possibly
I might be remembering wrong .... be careful when you losen it.
The belt basically fits around the outside of the pulleys but is then 'drawn
in' between crank and fan to slip around the tensioner pulley.
Shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to replace.
On 2005-09-07 17:40:47 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Guenter
True, but I know in the case of my wifes 1999 volvo. I didn't follow
the advice of making a drawing of the proper belt path, as there
appeared to be a diagram in the owners manual, but it turned out to be
This made it more puzzling for me to put the belt back on properly...
More like 20 minutes :~)
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