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Where are the belt tension releases on a Saturn?

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2011-09-14 10:48:41
2011-09-14 10:48:41

on my Saturn the tensioner was below ac compressor closer to center of engine you put wrench on bolt in center and turn clockwise and will move to loosen tension and will have to hold it there will removing or installing belt

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Rotate the drivebelt tensioner to release the tension on the belt and remove.

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You don't tighten a serpentine belt. The tension is controlled by a tensioner. If it is loose, then the belt has stretched and needs replacing.

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It has a spring loaded tensioner. No adjustment is possible as the tensioner constantly adjusts tension. If tension is incorrect, the tensioner must be replaced.

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the tensionjer is a spring tensioner so if it is to low and not holding tension on the belt you need a new tensioner

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You will be able to remove this from under the car. You have to slack the belt first, there is a long adjustable bolt that releases the tension on the belt.

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Give the belt a couple of quick, short tugs to relieve the tension. The belt is most likely jammed. Then if it releases, pull it out slowly. If you pull the belt out too fast, it will often lock up. My mistake, I thought seat belt. The pulley that doesn't connect to anything like the crank or alternator is the tension pulley. It is spring loaded. Some have a place for a ratchet to go or you pry against the housing or the pulley itself as long as you don't pinch the belt. Relieve the tension and slip the belt off of another pulley and release the tension.

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No. Saturn is beyond the asteroid belt.

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you don't tighten a serpentine belt the tension is supplied by a tension pulley if belt is loose, it is time to replace belt or tension pully if tension pully needs repplacing belt will be worn anyway

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The correct belt tension will be maintained by the belt tensioner. The tension is not adjustable on this car.

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If it is a drive belt and not a serpentine belt is has no tensioner. You manually adjust the tension by normally adjusting tension by moving the alternator. Loosen to bolts holding the alternator in place and then adjust the tension. Tighten the bolts when the tension is right. If it is serpentine belt if you follow the belt around the the engine you will see the tensioner.

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check the power steering fluid level and belt tension.

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saturn is outside the asteroid belt

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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.

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Saturn lies outside the asteroid belt.

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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.

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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.

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The tensioner maintains proper tension on the serpentine belt. Too much tension can cause premature failure of the belt, water pump, AC compressor, alternator, power steering... Too little tension can cause belt slipping, resulting in premature belt failure and poor operation of the water pump, AC compressor, alternator... AND when those pulleys are slipping, they generate a lot of heat which can cause premature failure of the water pump... you get the idea.

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Check the tension on the belt, it may be slipping. If tension is okay, you might need to flush the radiator or the entire cooling system.

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The alternator belt is tension to about 12 pounds. This figure is however not a static figure.

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Use a wrench and pull down the tension pulley then just slide off starting w/AC

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Most cars now have a serpentine belt that drive the alternator, water pump, power steering unit, etc. The belt tension pulley is a spring loaded pulley that keeps the proper tension on all these units. It can be moved to release the tension in order to remove the belt.

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15 mm wrench Put it on the tension pulley and pull to take tension off belt

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belt tension too high.

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Yep It has one, If your question is how to replace it, there is a tensioner at the top between the powersteering pump and altinator that needs to be rrelieved of tension . Use a 1/2'drive breaker bar which fits into the square hole in the tensioner and push towards the direction that releases tension. Remove belt. There should be a sticker under the hood to assist in routing the new belt.


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