How to Loosen a Tensioner?

Answer There are three ways to loosen tension on a drive belt, depending on the vehicle. The most common way in today's vehicles is an automatic belt tensioner. This application is used on serpentine belt... Read More »

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How to Loosen a Belt Tensioner?

The belt tensioner on all vehicles keeps the slack out of the belt and keeps the belt at the proper tension. The belt tensioner is spring-loaded with a pulley on one end that keeps the belt tight a... Read More »

How to Loosen a Tensioner Pulley?

Many parts of a car's engine, including the alternator and power steering pulley, are connected by a serpentine belt. To replace one of the parts connected to the serpentine belt, the belt tensione... Read More »

How to Loosen a Drum Brake Tensioner?

Many vehicles come equipped with rear drum brake assemblies. The drum is the bowl-like component you see when removing the rear wheels. The brake shoes rub against the inside wall of the drum whene... Read More »

How to Loosen the Timing Belt Tensioner on a 1.8T VW Jetta?

The timing belt used in the 1.8T variant of the Volkswagen Jetta requires a certain amount of tension on the belt to be held in place. The timing belt tensioner makes sure the proper amount of tens... Read More »