What would you like to do?
Answer Place a breaker bar on the lug/hole on the tensioner; then pry against the tensioner.
Look on your timing chain cover there should be a diagram attached.
Answer Could be to tight. (bad tensioner) Is there a bad/bent pully or bad water pump/alternator/etc? (wobbling pulley might destroy belt)
The belt is held in place by a tensioner. it looks like a flat pulley with nothing attached.it has a nut on top that is used to release the pressure on the belt. It is a good …idea to get the tool that is needed to do the job. it can be done with regular mechanic's tool. If there is space to use them. make a drawing of the belt pattern before you do anything. it make it much easier to put back on. i made that mistake. Take what ever tool you are going to use and slowy turn the bolt counter clockwise. you should be able to see the tension on the belt release. Slide the belt off of one of the components, and return the tensioner to it original place. notes. the tool needed is not expensive, and can be found at most parts stores. also replace the belt with one that is the same as the one you removed. some have anywhere from 4-7 grooves. hope it helps. duboff
the Serpentine Belt on the 91 Lebaron is on Tension Pulley, you dont tighten it. But if it is loose and you need to tighten it you just go and buy a new belt and put tha…t on.
Take your Serpentine belt back off. Try to start the car now. If it starts, shut it off quickly. Spin all the pulleys under the hood, power steering, alternator, AC, idl…er, tensioner. See if they all spin. If one doesnt, it probly needs to be replaced.
The bolt pattern for the 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is 5x115. Thisis the same pattern that is used on the Uplander and the Lumina.
Loosen the tensioner pulley on your Monte Carlo 3.1 liter engine. Slide the tensioner pulley to the right. The serpentine belt can be removed. Put the new serpentine belt …on and slide the tensioner pulley to the left.
Bolts on the caliper of a 1999 Monte Carlo will loosen to the left and tighten to the right.
there is a pully that moves to losen the belt, to find mine, I pulled on the belt to see what moved, then used a wrench(i don't remember the size right off hand) as leve…rage to losen the belt and pull it off. all in all, it's a 5 minute job, cuz they routed the belt over the top of the fan shroud.
The belt itself costs around $20 so if you do it yourself there you go... idk how much a garage would charge
It's on the center of the idler pulley
Look under the hood of the car for the diagram or in your owners manual if you have it.
As far as loosening the tension pulley to replace serpentine belt on a 1999 6cyl Alero is the bolt supposed to loosen?
no the bolt on the pulley does not need to be loosen just put ur wrench or rachet on the bolt head and turn either way till the pulley moves
there is no way to tighten your belt it has an automatic belt tensioner if it is making noise it may be the tensioner or the belt also check to see if it routed correctl…y
There should be a square hole on the belt tensioner arm that a 3/8's drive ratchet will fit in, just put a pipe over the ratchet for extra leverage and turn the tensione…r in the direction that will release the belt.
In Lincoln LS
as new as the car is it would have a belt tensioner pulley...its a pulley with a spring loaded pulley to self tightn the belt...if u take the right size of socket for at the p…ulley and turn the pulley down...but not by unscewing the bolt at the pulley...by using the bolt as something the to hang on to the pulley so when u turn it the pulley will retract and losen the belt to take off...very easy but takes some muscle....if it doesnt have a belt tensioner pulley it would be the alternater that will have to be moved so the belt losens....if that's the case have when u put the new belt on you have to make sure the belt is tight enogh or to tight....the belt will have play in it but with strong applided movement...also the serpentine belt doesnt have to be timed