the location of the belt tensioner is in a tight spot. anyone who has replaced one and has normal size hands knows what I'm talking about. I'll try and make you a step by step procedure below. For visual reference, please view my BIO to gain access to my Saturn help site. In the serpentine belt folder is a picture of the tensioner and the two bolts that hold it in place, so you get an idea of where they are in relation to the tensioner unit.
1. Raise and support the vehicle with Jack stands on both sides
2. Remove the front passanger side tire (19mm lug nuts)
3. In the wheel well, remove the splash shielding to gain access to the motor.
4. Place a decent size peice of wood on your jack, and slide it under the oil pan, raise the jack so it firmly presses on the oil pan.
5. Under the hood, remove the motor mount on the left side of the motor, the mount is held on by Three 15mm nuts with studs on the motor itself, and Two 15mm nuts holding the mount to the body. remove the mount completely.
6. slowly lower the jack supporting the engine until the engine sits all the way down.
7. from inside the wheel well, place a 14mm wrench on the belt tensioner pully bolt. swing the tensioner to remove tension on the belt, remove the belt from the tensioner or main crank pully.
8. You should have access to the lower bolt on the tensioner. the bolt is 10mm in head size. i recommend using a 1/4" ratchet. Remove the bolt.
9. raise the jack as far as you can, making sure the vehicle stays on the jackstands!!! this should allow you to reach down and beable to remove the top bolt on the tensioner. the motor will come up on an angle.
10. once the bolt is out, the tensioner should just fall out of the motor. reinstall the tensioner with the top bolt first, lower the engine, reinstall lower bolt, reinstall belt, reinstall the upper motor mount, and raise the engine to level out with the upper mount.
The job sounds complicated if you are not mechanically inclined, but its accually simple. you will not break anything by moving the motor. the job should take a average person about 30-45 minuites to complete.
ALTERNATIVE and BETTER WAY in my opinion: I just replaced the tensioner on my 98 Saturn SL; removing the motor mounts is completely unnecessary! This job is easy for anybody who can remove a tire. The key to this job is having a 10mm (six point) socket head (3/8 fitting) that fits a breaker bar (3/8 fitting) TO FIT BETWEEN the 10mm top bolt of the tensioner and the wheel well where the motor mount is connected.
A regular socket wrench will take up too much space, but a breaker bar will allow you to EASILY connect to the bolt. A breaker as long as a standard socket wrench shgould give you plenty of swing/arc to rotate the bolt. (btw...I have big hands and can palm a)
Follow steps 1 through three, then break the top bolt first. KEY to EASY REMOVAL: Once the bolt is loose, I switched to a mini socket (1/2" fitting) to rotate the bolt off. HOWEVER I made the mistake of rotating to far initially and the socket butted up against the wheel well, so I simply screwed the bolt in a bit, removed the socket, and rotated it off by fingers. Use a 10mm wrench if it isn't loose enough instead of a smaller socket. Again, the key to this job are the tools: basic ones. Forget about the motor mount removal.
Ignore the bolt on the pulley that connects the pulley to the tensioner. The bottom bolt is a cinch. I recommend the breaker. The tensioner falls right out.
Reverse the steps of course for replacement. You don't have to take the belt off when your tensioner fails - assuming the belt is OK.
The 1998 Dodge Dakota tensioner pulley will be the top pulley on the left-hand side of the engine. The tensioner pulley will be able to slide back and forth.
When the tensioner pulley is frozen and u need to change the belt the only possible thing you can do is cut the old belt and replace the belt tensioner pulley, theres no other possible method.
The water pump does not have a "tensioner".
its on the left side. its the easyest pully to see.
98% of the time it is the tensioner or idler pulley. With engine off take WD 40 with that little plastic tube & spray the back side of either one, idler or tensioner pulley, not both. Take a drive & if you still hear the belt noise then it is the pulley you didn't spray. The tensioer pulley is replacable on most dakotas. When you remove the belt the tensioner should have strong spring action & move smoothly. If it does then just replace the pulley. Some places will try to sell you the whole tensioner.
Typically it's the highest pulley, right behind the fan shroud. The tensioner pulley is spring loaded to assure proper belt tension and most tensioners provide a way to easily remove the tension to the belt so that you can replace the belt or belt driven accessories.
On the front of the engine. It keeps the belt tight.
The bolts are right hand thread (BUT) U DON"T want 2 remove the bolt in the center of he pully.U have 2 replace the tensioner & bracket assembly.There is many pounds of pressure on the tensioner spring
I think it is the same as my 98 and you put a wrench on the bolt at the center of the tensioner pulley and push away from the belt.
If it is the same as my 99, you have to take the passenger side front wheel off and the right plastic piece held by two bolts to be able to gain access the tensioner pulley.
There is a tensioner under the power steering pump. Lossen the pulley with a 15MM socket .. Do not remove it ... On top of the bracket to the left of the PS pump there is an adjustment screw again 15MM lossen it as well and the tensioner pulley will provide slack in the belt....once there is enough slack in the belt remove it make notes on how the belt is routed on the Alt,AC etc.... Replace with a new belt and tighten the adjustment screw until proper tension is on the belt then tighten the tensioner pulley below the PS pump. This is for a 98 Wrangler TJ...
the pulley is under the power steering pump, the adjuster is a bolt on the top left of the mount. but be careful when adjusting, over do it and it will break like mine did.
replace the belt with a goodyear bet
buy a belt, loosen the tensioner, replace belt
Adjustment is on the idler pulley with the tensioner bolt sitting right below the alternator. I also had to loosen the center bolt on the idler pulley before it would move.
The tensioner rotates or swivels on it's mount to put some slack in the belt. You can usually get a wrench or a shallow socket on the nut that holds the pulley and rotate it whichever direction it needs. FriPilot
To get the belt off, you have to put a breaker bar into the square hole in the tensioner, and either pull up or down. The tensioner spring is what tighten's the belt. It is just three bolts then to get the tensioner off.
There are three main steps behind replacing the alternator on the 1998 Chrysler Concorde. The first is disconnecting the battery cables for safety. Second, is depressing the belt tensioner to allow for the release of the drive belt. Finally the alternator can be unbolted from its bracket for replacement. If the drive belt, idler pulley and tensioner are worn it would be an ideal time to replace this components as part of the install.
this question is not clear as to what exactly it wants as an answer. Here is an attempt to assist you. there are two tensioners used on the zx2; one for the timing belt and the other for the serpentine belt (these are two different things) the tensioner for the timing belt is located underneath the timing cover. It uses a 10mm wrench to loosen. The tensioner is further adjusted by using an allen key in the hex hole on the tensioner. the tensioner for the serpentine belt is a smooth pulley located just above the A/C compressor pulley and just below the power steering pulley. To move the tensioner will require a 13mm socket wrench rotated in a clockwise motion.
remove belt, then remove bolts holding tensioner and remove it, install new one with bolts and put your belt back on.
u dont adjust the timing chain tensioner if there is slop or play in chain, u need to replace the chain . good idea to replace timing gears at same time while engine is pulled apart
I own a 98 3000 gt base model. Its actually easier than I thought. There is a "Jackscrew Tensioner" near by the alternator, right where the you place the serpentine belt. You will notice a pulley that connects to the "JAckscrew Tensioner" You must only LOOSEN that bolt that goes INTO that pulley. Afterwards, loosen the JAckscrew Tensioner. The Pulley should move freeley forwards and backwards. At that point, you can place the serpentine belt over the Crankshaft, alternator and over the pulley. Tighten the Tensioner until the belt is secure over the THREE different Pulleys (crank shaft pulley, alternator pulley and the top tension pulley. Check the tension of the belt by Twisting it. It should twist no more and no less than half a turn. If you have more or less, you need to adjust the Jackscrew more. AFter you are done. Re tighten the BOLT that goes INTO the Tention Pulley. Run the engine, inspect the belt, listen for sounds and things like that. Im no mechanic, but this was super easy actually. Look up the belt diagram online. 3sx.org is a good site for 3000gt and dodge stealths. Thanks, Alex A.
The 98 Plymouth breeze has a spring loaded belt tensioner. There is no adjustment, if the belt is loose then the tensioner must be changed.
Pry the tensioner and remove the old belt. Then reinstall it with the schematic on the fan shroud. If no schematic, draw one before you remove it. Don't rely on memory.
if it is the power steering pump pully it is made that way