How do you relieve tension on the serpentine belt of a 1994 f150 5.0 and is a special tool needed?
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on the tensioner by the front pulley there is a square looking part that can be pushed up or down by using a 3/4 or 7/8 wrench
How do you relieve tension on the serpentine belt of a 2001 Ford F150 4.3 V6 and is a special tool needed?
on the tensioner there is a square hole for a ratchet or use a wrench on the nut The 2001 actually doesn't have the sqare hole. That's on the earlier trucks. Use a 15mm socket on a long breaker bar. There is a bolt head at the center of the tensioner pulley (just to the left of the middle of the en…gine if you're looking at it). Turn the handle toward the passenger side, and this will release the tension on the belt. Make sure you have a diagram to tell you how the belt is routed, so that you can put it back on in the right manner. Oh, and the F150's come with a 4.2L V6, not a 4.3L. Just FYI. Good luck! ( Full Answer )
For a 1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3 L I have to use a 15mm open/closed end wrench on the tensioner pulley. Use the closed end of the 15mm and pull toward you and use the end of a crescent wrench to use for additional torque. You can slip the belt over the fixed pulley (not the tensioner pulley). Give yours…elf more room by not using the hood bar and use instead a broomstick on the right side to prop the hood open. I recommend a goodyear gator belt too. Good Luck, you'll need it with a caravan. ( Full Answer )
1 The tensioner is spring loaded, and no adjustment is provided, or required. 2 1 is correct. But if for some, to me, unfathomable reason, the belt should become loose, causing slippage, I can think of only 3 possible causes: 1. Someone, unknowingly removed and replaced the belt incorrectly, by …MISROUTING the belt on the pulleys. 2. Someone, unknowingly replaced the belt with one of the wrong size. 3. One of the belt driven components [water pump, alternator, smog air pump, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, etc.] has been replaced with a new unit which has a different sized pulley than the one replaced. 4. The tensioning SPRING in the auto tensioning arm has become weak, and if so the arm assembly must be replaced. As 1 implies, there is no provision for adjustment, as the tensioner arm assembly is supposed to automatically maintain the proper tension. j3h. ( Full Answer )
How do you tighten the belt tensioner on a 2000 Mercury Cougar and what kind of special tool do you need?
The tensioner is automatic- no adjustment needed, or required. Tim is correct, if the belt is loose it means it is worn out, Replace it. I cut the key off a 3/8 ratchet and welded it onto a piece of 1/4 flat steel stock 1" wide by 8" long, it was the only way I could fit a tool in there
You look at the bolt holding the tensioner pulley and get a six point socket to fit. Use socket on long bar to rotate tensioner away from belt. Be careful that if socket slips off, personal injury may occur.
Answer . \nThis is a job that is best left up to the experts. Special tools are required and severe damage can be done to the engine if the repair is not done correctly. The fact that you ask the question, shows that you do not have the skill level and knowledge to do this job. Take it to an expe…rt. ( Full Answer )
Is the serpentine belt on a 1996 Town Car spring-loaded and do you need a special tool to loosen it?
Yes its spring loadedI don't believe you need a special tool on my 92 all I need is a 1/2" drive ratchet/breaker bar.
\n. \n Answer 1 \n. \nNeed the same information... must call ford. won't buy another one!!!!\n. \n. \n Answer 2 \n. \nThere IS a special belt tensioner tool you can buy, but a long ratchet or breaker bar works fine. Simply turn the tensioner to loosen the belt. It is the only pulley th…at is egg shaped.\n. \n. \n Answer 3 \n. \nThe tension pully is a spring loaded "idler" pulley, AND the ONLY ONE which IS NOT "driving" something, like the alternator, power steering pump, smog pump, radiator fan, etc.\n. \nOn most cars it is about 5 or 6 inches in diameter, and generally located "higher" on the front of the engine.\n. \nIt is mounted on a spring loaded "arm," which is how it maintains the "tension."\n. \nAs Answer 3 says, a long ratchet handle [or better, a breaker bar], with a socket which properly fits the tension pulley mounting bolt will do as well as the expensive dedicated "tool." ( Full Answer )
tension pulley . \none of the pullies that doesn't drive anything will have a bolt head in the center, turn this counterclockwise, and as you do so, the tesion will be removed. as soon as you let tension of the socket however, the tension will be re-instated.
How do you relieve tension on the serpentine belt of a 1992 V6 Chevrolet G20 Van Is there any special equipment needed to change the belt?
Answer . Most of the GM serpentine belts have a spring-loaded tensioner. It should be somewhere along the top of the belt path. It will be an idler pulley on an arm about six inches long which mounts to the engine. Place a wrench on the bolt in the middle of the pulley (a socket handle is best) a…nd turn it in the direction that lifts the pulley off the belt. Use the longest wrench handle you have, and procede carefully; that spring is pretty healthy. Slip the belt out from under the pulley, and then gently let the pulley back down. Finish removing the belt, and then position the new one over all the other pulleys. Finally, lift the tensioner again, slip the belt under it, and slowly let it down onto the belt.\n. \nThere is a special tool available for this. It's nice and long for good leverage, and the handle will bend so that it can reach into some spaces a socket wrench handle can't. Autozone has one in their Loan-a-Tool program. ( Full Answer )
The only possible way to replace the tensioner belt or water pump on any Oldsmobile that I know of is to lift the motor with a hydralic jack, (make sure to place a piece of wood under the oil pan to make sure not to puncture it, you will need to loosen the top left motor mount possibly take it off, …make sure to have the motor secure Mike Answer The only possible way to replace the tensioner belt or water pump on any Oldsmobile that I know of is to lift the motor with a hydralic jack, (make sure to place a piece of wood (1/4)under the oil pan to make sure not to puncture it, you will need to loosen the top left motor mount possibly take it off, make sure to have the motor secure Mike ( Full Answer )
How do you relieve the tension on the belt tensioner so the serpentine belt can be removed on a 1997 Wrangler with a 25L?
Answer . \nthe power steering pump is on a pivot on the top bolt that mounts it to the bracket. First, loosen all of the bolts. There are 2 behind the pump that cleary run in a track. just loosen them until you can see a gap between the head and the mount.also loosen to top bolt on front that is …over the pump. Models vary but i belive that is it. look for others. on the underside of the pump is the tensioner. iT is a long bolt that is stationary and a small pivot runs along it. there is a bolt on the pivot, loosen that too. then with a ratchet and an extention turn the long bolt counter clock wise. the pump should start moving slowly to the left. if it doesent and the bolt just moves out then give a light tap with a small hammer on the head. if nothing, check for all the bolt being loose enough. If it does move, then do it be hand not by air tool until it stops. the tension should be removed. \nto replace make sure you have the pulleys corectly wrapped. the ridge side should hit the ridged pulleys and vise versa. i start at the crank and then the alternator, water pump, ac, then power steering and then the idler. you may be missing a few pulleys but always finish on the idler. \nTo tighten, turn the long bold clock wise BY HAND until the pulley plays 1/2 inch with 10 pounds of force. DO NOT overtighten. the pivot on the long bolt will split if overtightened but it is only 4 dollars at the dealership. Then tightent the bolt on the pivot then the back 2 and then the top. Recheck before starting. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nFirst, I would remove the coolant resevoir,(just to get it out of the way) Then put in 3/8 to 1/4 adapter in the tensioner (ther is a square hole near the end) to get leverage. Then you can pry up with a long 3-4foot pry bar. I assume you just want to replace belt. I'm also assuming t…hat your 3100 is the same as my 3100 in my 96 & 98. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nPlace a breaker bar on the lug/hole on the tensioner; then pry against the tensioner.
Hey there, To replace the serpentine belt on a 1999 cavalier, is a fairly simple operation provided you have the right tools. You will need a *OEM* brand serpentine belt kit, if you dont want to buy it($33 beans), you can rent one from your local auto-zone or advance auto parts store. About half way… down the passenger side of the engine, there is a belt tensioner. This is spring loaded and holds the belt tight against the pulleys during normal operation. you take the long red handled lever in the serpentine kit and put its 3/8 square socket head into the 3/8 square hole in the belt tensioner. You then simply push the lever CLOCKWISE until you have released enough tension on the belt to slide it off of the pulleys. It then can be removed completely and a replacement put on. To replace the belt simply reverse the procedure. There is a serpentine belt diagram on the underhood of most GM vehicles. !!!Caution!!! On My 2001 Cavalier with factory ac, I had to work around the ac lines, place a bottle jack under the engine(not on the oil pan) and wind up unbolting the passenger side motor mount, and the radiator overflow tank in order to gain enough access to service the very tight area around the pulleys. This may be different for you TK out!!!! ( Full Answer )
Answer . to change the belt ....there sould be a diagram of running route ...under the hood....you will have to drop the starter....no special tool ....flat heat screwdriver....socket to drop starter. GOOD LUCK, LISA\n. \nNo, you do NOT need to remove the starter! Are you kidding? That's like t…he GM Vega, having to pull the engine to remove spark plugs!\n. \nStarter has nothing to do with the belts.\n. \nYou need a belt tensioner tool (up to 1990) to release the tension of the belt. Put new one on using the same routing of the old belt. Release tension off tensioner, and good to go. If you have the belt off, it is a good idea to also replace water pump belt, since it runs behind it. (up to about 1991... '92 and later use serpentine for water pump as well)\n. \nKeep in mind, Tempo up to 1990 uses a different tool for the tensioner. 1991 and later, you can just use a 1/2 inch ratchet drive. ( Full Answer )
Cherokee 4.0 Serpentine Belt Tensioner This engine does not have an tensioner for the serpentine belt. Only the 5.2 liter and 5.9 liter engines have a tensioner. The adjustment is at the power steering pump. Just loosen the power steering pump rear mounting bolts, pivot bolt and lock nut and then …loosen the power steering pump adjusting bolt. Slip the belt on and tighten the adjusting bolt until you can push the belt in about one inch midway between the A/C and alternator pulleys. Then tighten the lock nut, pivot bolt and mounting bolts and that's it.. ( Full Answer )
How do you replace a serpentine belt in a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Do you need a special tension wrench or is there another way to take it off?
Answer . \nYou can borrow a serp. belt tool from autozone, but you can also get by with a 15mm wrench. (use the open end--closed end wrench won't fit.) Just turn the bolt on the tension pulley to the right as you are pushing down & the whole pulley will move down & release the tension. \n(The …tension pulley is the smooth surfaced pulley located to the left & down from the alternator & up & left of the water pump)\n. \nTo put it back on, have the belt in place on the other pulleys & take up any slack. Then do the same thing as above & slide the belt back over the tension pulley. If you have someone there to help you, you can also put the belt around all the pulleys except the one on the alternator and have your helper slip the belt over the alt. pulley as you are taking the tension off. \n. \nOh, and before you start, be sure to make a diagram of how the belt goes around the pulleys. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nThe belt tensioner is located below and in front of the power steering pump. It is accessed easiest by taking off the passenger front tire, taking the plastic panels out and looking just in front of and above the alternator. Turn it clockwise to release tension on the belt, NEVER tu…rn it counter clockwise as this will loosen the bolt that holds the pulley on the tensioner and will cause very bad things if it flys off while you are driving on the freeway...personal experience. The tensioner is held on by (2) 10mm bolts, and you will have to remove the pulley to get to them, just make sure you tighten the bejeezus out of the pulley bolt. ( Full Answer )
No, it is relatively simple but will be easiest if you remove the passenger front tire and remove the splash guards. This will give you the best access to the tensioner pulley, requires a 14mm open end wrench turning clockwise to release tension on the belt. Remove the old belt and install the new… belt, notice how easy it is to get the belt on the crank pulley with the wheel apart...it took me about 3 hours of trying to thread the belt around the water pump and over the crank pulley to decide there must be a better way....this is it. \n. \nI recommend having a second set of hands available as it is easiest to thread the new belt over crank, tensioner, idler, alternator, power steering pump and water pump then put the 14mm wrench on the tensioner pulley bolt and rotate clockwise again and have your friend put the belt on the A/C compressor pulley. \n. \nReassemble the splash guards and put the tire on and you are done. ( Full Answer )
Answer . a socket and a ratchet should do the trick if you can get your hand in there if not slide a pipe over the end of the ratchet you dont need to relaese it much for it to come off. Answer . A 3/8" hinge handle should do the trick.
2002 Hyundai Accent 1.5L-how do you change the Serpentine belt-how do you relieve the tensioner pulley?
Answer . \nWell, I answered this one myself. The tensioner pulley is not a standard spring loaded tension, it is a manual tension. To loosen the tensioner pulley, you have to loosen the bolt that adjusts the pulley. *THIS IS NOT THE BOLT ON THE PULLEY ITSELF* If you lay on your back next to …the front passenger side tire, head toward the rear of the car, look just past the side of the tire to the tensioner pulley itself (it sits just in front of the a/c compressor). Now imagine a line from the center of the pulley to about 2-2.5" behind(toward the engine) the pulley. Now look just below where that line would end, there should be a 12mm bolt head pointing downward sitting about .25" away from the bracket. This is what adjusts the pulley up and down. To lower the pulley(loosen), just use a 12mm wrench(you shouldn't need much force) and lefty-loosy, righty-tighty applies here (rotate counter-clockwise to loosen). It will take quite a few turns to lower it enough to pull the belt off, but that should be it. If not the pulley itself does come off if you have to, however, I do not recommend removing it if you don't have to (it's a b!tch to put back on with a belt there-I know from experience, trust me) it's just a 14mm socket and watch out for the parts to fall, ie: nut, large washer, pulley, large washer, spacer (have fun putting all of them back on with one hand and a belt there!). Ok, the belt comes off, the new belt goes on, with a little work, then tighten the tensioner back up, (righty-tighty, but be careful to not over tighten or you could strip the tension bolt). Now have fun putting that power steering pump belt back on if it's a new one! ( Full Answer )
The serpentine belt and the tensioner on a 300 SE motor is part ofthe fan system that controls all of the smaller motors on the frontof the engine. The serpentine belt helps turn the alternator, powersteering pump, water pump, and the fan. The tensioner is a pulleyon this belt that helps to keep the… belt tight enough to stay on,but not too tight to hinder operation. ( Full Answer )
No speacial tool required. Use a standard socket driver I believe its 3/8 but may be 1/2" There is a square punched out of the tensioner to receive it. Applying torque with the socket wrench will relieve tension to allow you to slip the belt off or the new belt on. repair in minutes Cheers
Answer . The tension on a serpentine belt is automatically set by the Idler Tension Pulley. If you find it is not correctly setting the tension, the the spring may be broken.
To relieve serpentine belt tension you need to use a Rachet arm or Breaker bar, the longer the better. (Many parts stores, such as Auto Zone will let you use their special tool made just for this purpose.) Fit the 3/8 square drive tip into a hole in the bracket which is attached to the Tension pulle…y. Once you insert the drive tip into the matching hole, simply turn the ratchet or breaker bar until the pulley rotates and releases the tension. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Depending on the climate where you live depends on the termostat however, i recomend a 190 for all propurse appilacation
Answer . If it's like my 93 S10 Blazer, then you use a wrench or 3/8 ratchet fitting to release the tensioner.
Answer . there is always an idler pulley designed to maintain the tension. It has a strong spring and has to be pried down to take the pressure off the belt, be careful.
Mine is the same as the same as the stock 95 5.0 Mustang GT in this photo, except that the Power Steering and AC positions are switched. http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/attachments/94-95-tech/74433d1248022956-1995-ford-mustang-gt-5-0-engine-f-i-drive-belt-ac-problems-94-95_mustang_belt_rout…ing.jpg ( Full Answer )
Use a 1/2" socket wrench. From underneath the truck, put the 1/2" drive into the front of the tensioner pulley and rotate the tensioner in a downward direction to loosen the tension. If you want to remove the serpentine belt, slide the belt off one of the pulleys with your other hand. Be careful not… to get your finger caught in between the belt and the pulley if the tensioner moves back up. If you have a second person to help, have them slide the belt off the alternator pulley from the top side. ( Full Answer )
I am not sure what year vehicle you are talking about, but the tensioner should be located towards the top of the engine. You will need a serpentine belt tool kit in order to replace it because I just replaced mine and it kind of a pain with the tool. Located near the RF tire, there is one large pul…ley to the left, the tensioner is the next pulley. the 3/8" will fit inside of the hole on the right side of the tensioner. Since the tensioner is under extreme pressure, be careful to 1. notice the configuration of the belt, 2. once the belt is off, try to lock the serp. tool, so that you have enough to push down on the tool to get new belt on. THE PULLEY HAS NO RIBS ON IT, if this might help you ( Full Answer )
put a wrench on the tensioner pully and pull it to release tension on the belt
the easyiest way to change it would be to buy the belt then take it to the ford dealer ship and have them put it on
there's a spring loaded tension-er on the right side of the engine.. look at your belt diagram on your engine and you'll see the belt tension-er looking like it's pointing to the northeast of the little diagram... the easiest way to relieve the pressure is get a crowbar, pull up on the tension-er u…ntil it relieves the pressure. I'm actually putting a new belt on my 91' 3.1 Corsica ( Full Answer )
The tension on a 1988 Ford F150 can be loosened by adjusting thebelt tensioner. The retaining bolt is loosened, the tensionershifted slightly, and tightened down.
I need a diagram for a serpentine belt for a 1994 f150 with 5.0 engine I need a diagram for a serpentine belt for a 1994 f150 with 5.0 engine There should be a sticker near radiator shroud that has belt routing. If not stick the belt down past the right side of fan/water pump .put belt on crank pul…ley then pull back of belt over water pump and then down around power steering pulley and up over compressor pulley. put belt from crank pulley around smog pulley then up to tensioner with back of belt around tensioner and then around alternator pulley.next put rachet and socket(15 mm) on tensioner and pull on it while placing belt under idler pulley. ( Full Answer )
the idler pully makes the tension. to remove belt you use a wrench push tensioner in a direction that would loosen the belt as if you were trying to tighten or loosen the bolt holding the pulley on. carefull high tension.
How do you relieve the tension on the tensioner to change the serpentine belt on a 1999 Buick Lesabre?
I have a 92 PA and have used a socket and the ratchet handle. With limited movement in this area the ratchet will allow you to get more movement of the pulley to get the belt off. Just remember which way the belt was routed as it can be confusing when trying to put it back on.
Use a 15 mm wrench to raise the tensioner below the Alt. with a clockwise motion
It's on the front of the engine and the belt rides on it's pulley, it's the pulley that you have to release to get the belt off.
Relieve S erpentine Belt T ension .. Before removing the belt, note its routing around all applicable pulleys for ease of installation. . Using a box end wrench on the tensioner pulley center bolt, rotate the tensioner assembly clockwise. . While holding the tensioner in this position, remove t…he alternator drive belt from one or two of the applicable pulleys. . Use a box end wrench to rotate the tensioner pulley assembly clockwise to relieve serpentine belt tension. Slowly release the tensioner, and remove the box end wrench from the center bolt. . Remove the alternator drive belt from the remaining applicable pulleys. . To install:. When installing the drive belt on the pulleys, ensure that it is properly seated in all of the pulley grooves. . Using the box end wrench, rotate the tensioner clockwise again, then position the drive belt on all of the pulleys. . Slowly release the tensioner until it eliminates all drive belt slack. . Inspect the tensioner indicator to be sure that the belt is properly tensioned. If the belt tension is incorrect, the belt should be replaced with a new one, or, if installing a new belt, the belt may not be the correct belt for your vehicle. . Then start the engine. Ensure that the drive belt works properly. . Stop the engine, then double-check to ensure that the belt is properly seated on all applicable pulleys. ( Full Answer )
I used a breaker bar for the tension pulley to relieve the tension to remove the belt, I think there are three bolts that hold the tension pulley on, just remove them and reverse the procedure to install. Follow the diagram that is either on the inside of the hood or on the radiator cover on how to …thread the belt back on the pulleys. ( Full Answer )
You need a 1/2" ratchet or a Johnson bar. The idler pulley has a square 1/2" hole that the square on the ratchet will fit in and allow you to turn the pulley and relieve the tension.
If the tensioner is sticking and not keeping pressure, then therecould be a broken spring or a piece rubbing. The tensioner willlikely need to be replaced. If it will not move enough to removethe belt then the belt will need to be cut off.
I need to know if I need a special to to change my serpentine belt on a 2001 Buick Regal
Yes you need a wrench to loosen the tensioner and then release the belt slowly from the bolt in the top of alternator after that you would need a long and strong screw driver (crowbar) to release it from the pulley it self. Do not forget to draw the diagram of how the belt serpentine around the pul…ley. ( Full Answer )
15mm socket will fit the bolt. Do you mean what is the length ofthe bolt? I mean the length of the bolt.
the front of the pulley that the belt rides on will have a square hole in it. you should be able to put either a 3/8 or 1/2 inch ratchet in that hole and pull it one way or the other to take the pressure off. the size of the hole and the direction depends on the vehicle.