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Old 19 Mar 2015, 06:48 am
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Default Changing power steering belt tensioner....

Well I just thought I would rant about it....what a pig of a job! Thinking of asking my three year old to do it next time, no room at all to get my hands in! Feels like I've taken half the engine off so far

Anyway.....rant over, better get back to it
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Old 19 Mar 2015, 07:18 am
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Default Re: Changing power steering belt tensioner....

Did this on my 2001 Limited. It seemed easiest to remove the inner fender liner and then reach up from under the car. Takes about an hour to do the job.

It's not doing real mechanic work like on a big truck where you can stand between the front wheel and the engine. But it's a pretty standard job when working on one of these little toy cars.
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Old 19 Mar 2015, 09:51 am
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Still going!!! Have no clue how to get the left nut off the belt tensioner off, getting rather frustrated now!
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Old 19 Mar 2015, 02:12 pm
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Anyone able to help? Im having real trouble getting this tensioner off! Any info/tips would be great!
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Old 19 Mar 2015, 02:38 pm
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Okay,

Here's a photo of the one on my 2001 limited. I have a 3/8 break-over bar in the slot to take the tension off so I can remove the drive belt. As you can see, it's all pretty easy to get to once the splash shield removed.




Now, in the following image, notice that the bolt holding the tension to the engine is above and slightly to the right of the pulley. The easiest way to get to it is the remove the pulley. So take it off first. Then you should be able to get to that bolt.

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THese two pages may help also.





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Old 19 Mar 2015, 03:28 pm
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Default Re: Changing power steering belt tensioner....

Sorry guys its a 2.0 petrol, the one with the adjuster mounted on a cam plate cover piece
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