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What do you use for releasing the belt tension
wwwtbirdforumcom Offline
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#1
Is there a special tool for this chore??? What does it look like -

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Pete D Offline
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#2
Crowbar - a big one.

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Birdman78758 Offline
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#3
Just put a socket on it with the longest ratchet you've got and pull (hard).
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Dan E Offline
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#4
Maybe need to clarify something here...

Do you mean the Serpentine belt, AC belt or the timing belt ?
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wwwtbirdforumcom Offline
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#5
any of them - they all seem to have the same sort of swivel mechanism.

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Jeff K Offline
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#6
A/C and alt / PS tensioners: Breaker bar with a socket on the nut. If I remember correctly, it is 15 mm.

Timing belt: Loosen the locking bolt (one in teh curved slot) a few turns, and loosen the pivot bolt (one on the rotating axis) about 1/2 turn. Use pry bar.

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