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How do you loosen a timing belt tensioner?
To even out the tension in the belt, use a spanner or socket wrench on the crankshaft-pulley bolt and turn the crankshaft two full turns clockwise . Tighten the locking bolt first to hold the tensioner in its new position. Tighten the pivot-spring bolt, which has a precise torque setting.
How do I loosen my accessory belt?
Turn the bolt head in the center of the spring-loaded arm of the belt tensioner counterclockwise with a ratchet and socket to loosen the bolt. The tensioner will rotate freely before it comes to a stop. When the spring-loaded arm comes to a stop, continue to turn the bolt until the bolt loosens.
How do you align a tensioner pulley?
The accessory belt needs to be loosened before the adjustment bolt can be turned on the side, top or bottom of the pulley. Turn the adjustment bolt clockwise to tighten the pulley.
Can a tight serpentine belt cause loss of power?
If the serpentine belt completely fails and breaks, then your car will break down. In addition, you will notice a loss of power steering, the air conditioning will not work, and the engine will no longer be able to be cooled like it should be.
Can you adjust an automatic belt tensioner?
Not all types of drive belt systems can be adjusted. Cars equipped with an automatic belt tensioner adjust themselves over time and do not require adjustment.
How do you adjust a tensioner pulley?
Turn the adjustment bolt on the side, top or bottom of the pulley counterclockwise with the ratchet and socket until the accessory belt is loose enough to remove. Tighten the tensioner pulley by turning the adjustment bolt clockwise with the ratchet and socket until the belt is tight.
Can a belt tensioner be adjusted?
Cars equipped with an automatic belt tensioner adjust themselves over time and do not require adjustment. This article shows you the process to adjust drive belts on a pivot-style belt adjuster.
What kind of belt does the 2008 Nissan 350Z have?
The 2008 Nissan 350Z automobile supplies power to its engine accessories by using a single serpentine belt. The belt derives its name by the meandering route the belt takes through the pulley system. An auto tensioner pulley system provides constant tension to the belt.
How does an auto tensioner belt work?
The belt derives its name by the meandering route the belt takes through the pulley system. An auto tensioner pulley system provides constant tension to the belt. This makes it unnecessary to manually adjust the belt tension. If the belt shows signs of wear or damage, you need to replace the belt as soon as possible to avoid a breakdown.
Where is the belt tensioner on a Chevy Silverado?
Park the vehicle on level ground and open the hood. Locate the belt tensioner on the front of the engine. The belt tensioner will have a spring-loaded arm on one end and a round pulley on the other end. The belt tensioner will also have a bolt head in the center of the pulley. This bolt head is used to relieve the tension from the belt.
How do you replace a serpentine belt on a Ford Explorer?
Rotate the pulley counterclockwise to relieve tension on the serpentine belt. Slip the belt off the auto tensioner pulley, while maintaining pressure on the pulley. An assistant will make this easier. Once the belt is off the pulley, you can let off pressure and remove the tool. Continue to remove the belt from the other pulleys.