What tool do I need to loosen a belt tensioner?
serpentine belt tool
Remove the belt with a serpentine belt tool Using the serpentine belt tool, rotate the tensioner to remove belt tension. Remove the old belt. Slowly release the tensioner.
Which way do you turn a tensioner?
Rotate the pulley on the belt tensioner counterclockwise to relieve the tension of the belt with the proper sized socket and ratchet.
How to replace a belt tensioner on a 99 Chevy Cavalier?
How to Replace a Belt Tensioner on a 99 Chevy Cavalier. 1 Step 1. Open the hood, and prop it up. Move to the front passenger side of the engine, and locate the spring-loaded belt tensioner above the 2 Step 2. 3 Step 3. 4 Step 4. 5 Step 5.
How do you retract a tensioner pulley on a car?
Slide the belt under the new tensioner pulley and release the tensioner. As the new tensioner retracts it will tighten the belt to the proper tension. Inspect the belt to make sure it’s still seated inside all of the pulleys. Then, crank the engine and let it run for 15 seconds.
How do you change the tensioner on a car?
Slide the bungee cord off the belt. Turn the tensioner clockwise with the breaker bar and socket. Slip the new belt around the tensioner pulley, and release the tensioner. Pull the breaker bar out of the engine well. Crank the engine to ensure the tensioner is working properly.
What is the belt tensioner on a Chevy Cavalier?
The belt tensioner on the front of the 1999 Chevy Cavalier engine is a spring-loaded component that tensions the belt as it turns around all of the accessory pulleys. When the motor is running, the belt travels around the alternator pulley, crankshaft pulley, power-steering pump pulley, air-conditioner pulley and the water pump pulley.
How do you remove a belt from a belt tensioner?
Remove the belt from the belt tensioner. Turn the belt tensioner clockwise from the bolt in the middle of the tensioner pulley with a breaker bar and socket. Slip the belt off the tensioner pulley, and release the breaker bar.
How do you hang a belt on an alternator pulley?
Turn the belt tensioner clockwise from the bolt in the middle of the tensioner pulley with a breaker bar and socket. Slip the belt off the tensioner pulley, and release the breaker bar. Hang the belt to the side of the alternator pulley with a bungee cord to prevent it from sliding out of any of the accessory pulleys.
What causes a belt tensioner pulley to squeak?
Tensioner pulley wear will cause your pulley to squeak. A worn out pulley bearing or a worn spring in the tension pulley can also cause squeaking or a chirp. I show you how to use water to identify what type of squeak problem you have and then how to find the problem.