Leave the belt on while removing the fan clutch. Leaving the belt on doesn't always work, and did not in my case. There are two other options that should work. One is to take off the serpentine belt and use a strap wrench to hold the water pump pulley in place while turning the fan clutch nut. The second is to make your own tool. I took a strip of metal and drilled two holes in it that matched the distance between holes on the water pump pulley. This distance was around 3" for me. I then put two bolts through the holes that were big enough to fit in the water pump pulley holes and nutted the bolts so they were tight against the strip of metal. I then put the bolts into the water pump pulley and held the strip in place with a wrench wedged against the engine block while I turned the nut. A more complete tool could be made by welding or bolting a long handle onto the strip so it can be easily held and keep the puley from rotating.
Replace the tensioner assembly as one piece.
The pulley is part of the pump assembly. I don't think it comes off. The clutch fan unbolts from there. Is that what you mean?
To loosen the tension on a serpentine belt on a 2005 Grand Caravan 3.8L, turn the nut of the belt tension pulley to loosen it. Adjust the belt, then tighten the tension pulley by turning the nut in the opposite direction.
The serpentine belt on a 2003 Toyota Rav4 can be loosened by turning the retaining bolt on the idler pulley. The belt can then be shifted inward to loosen.
Loosen the bolt in the center of the idler pulley. Then loosen the pulley and remove the belt. There is 3 bolts behind the idler pulley that remove the entire pulley assembly. One is located above the pulley to the top right and the other 2 bolts are below the pulley on either side. It will help to take the wheel off and remove the plastic access panel behind the wheel to the front side of the axle. Then you can drop the pulley out from the bottom and replace the pulley or whole assembly either one at this point. Reverse instructions to reassemble.
Tensioner assembly removes with std. thread -- pulley itself is a left handed thread Clockwise to loosen
To loosen a tension pulley on a 1991 Chrysler New Yorker, turn the nut in the center of the pulley. This will allow the pulley to slide in the cut-out groove so that the belt will loosen.
Loosen 13mm nut that secures tension pulley. Then loosen 13mm nut/bolt just above tensioner assembly facing upwards, to remove tension from belt. Then finally remove the three 10mm bolts holding tensioner assembly to engine block. Install in reverse order.
loosen the pulley bolt slightly and then an upward facing bolt on the bracket will lower or raise the pulley.
loosen the bolt in the center of the drive belt pulley, then loosen the bolt on the side of the pulley. as you loosen the side bolt the tension lets up
The bolt has left-hand threads, and requires a lot of torque. Turn counter-clock-wise to loosen/remove the serpentine belt, then use a cheater-bar on your wrench to loosen the pulley-bolt (turning clock-wise).
I assume you mean the idler pulley on your timing assembly, if this is the case then the belt is too tight loosen tensioner pulley. if you mean the automatic tensioner pulley for your alternator and A/C and the like, the you probably need a new tensioner] Good Luck
36 mm wrench and a spanner to hold the pulley. Turn counter clockwise to loosen.
put it on the tension srewand push back towards muffler
replace the pump
Try leaving the belt on for tension on the pulley. Also you can very carefully use a pry bar to put extra tension on pulley while belt is on.
Loosen the 15mm nut that holds the pulley to the bracket then back off on the 13mm adjuster bolt.
Loosen the 17mm bolt in the middle of the pulley. Loosen the belt tensioner, and the pulley should slide off with a little help. Make sure to nothing the little key-way that lines the pulley up.
I assume you mean the idler pulley on the A/C belt. I have not replaced this particular item but it should be simple. Looking from the top of the engine compartment on the passenger side you will see the idler pulley with a mounting/locking bolt which attaches the pulley and the tension adjusting point immediately above it. Loosen the pulley locking bolt by turning counter clockwise. Relieve belt tension by turning the adjuster bolt counter clockwise. Remove the belt and pulley. Replace in the reverse order.
If you are referring to the Serpentine belt, you loosen no pulley. You simply remove tension from the belt. The tension is applied by the Idler Pulley. Pry the idler back and remove the belt.If you are referring to the Serpentine belt, you loosen no pulley. You simply remove tension from the belt. The tension is applied by the Idler Pulley. Pry the idler back and remove the belt.
It is the small pulley with a nut in the middle on the pulley assembly!
loosen the bolt on the tension pulley. then insert a 3/8 ratchet in the square hole on the pulley that will loosen the belt
Loosen bolt in tension pulley, then loosen tension bolt. Replace belt. Tighten tension bolt. Last, tighten bolt through pulley.
to change the one below alternator you need to take belt off take alternator out and bracket to get at it. the tensioner pulley you need to take belt off loosen the three bolt on assembly the pulley itself has reverse threads on it it would be a good idea to change both of them
Loosen the tensioner pulley. The tensioner pulley will slide to the right. This will loosen the alternator belt. So it can be removed.