How to Release the Belt Tensioner?

Answer The belt tensioner on new vehicles is an auto-tension mechanism that automatically applies the correct tension to the serpentine belt. Of course, every vehicle is slightly different in terms of the... Read More »

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How to Release the Belt Tensioner on a 2.3 Ford?

The Ford Pinto, built between 1975 and 1980, used a Ford 2.3-liter engine. The Ford Ranger built between 1983 and 1992 also used the Ford 2.3 engine. Although these were not the only Ford vehicles ... Read More »

How to Release the Tension on a Belt Tensioner Pully?

The belt tensioner pulley in an automobile is a small pulley that serves to push against any slack in the engine's serpentine belts, thereby keeping them taut. When these belts need to be removed, ... Read More »

How to Release the Tension on a Belt Tensioner Pully on a Chrysler Lebaron?

The Chrysler Lebaron's engine uses a serpentine belt which runs several engine parts at the same time. The tension on the belt is applied by a central belt tensioner located in the front of the eng... Read More »

How to Install a New Belt Tensioner With Pulley for Serpentine Belt on Plymouth Voyager V6 Mid 1990 Early 2000 Years?

Typical serpentine belt...Over time, the "spring in the tensioner" wears out, weakens and the serpentine belt wears, stretches and may slip; it may come off in rain or in water puddles or may cause... Read More »