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(SOLVED) Rotate Drive Belt Tensioner Clockwise
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I never had a belt tensioner go bad on me so I'm curious if anyone else with a 6 has had it happen to them?
We have a 2012 2.5L w. 88k+ mi from sunny FL and since the belt has been squeaking on and off for 30k+ mi, I finally decided to replace it. It does need to be replaced.
I know you're supposed to go in through the wheel well to do the job but my laziness will not be denied and I grabbed a 15mm wrench and slid under the car. The wrench was on the pulley SOLID and no matter which way I tried to rotate, it would not budge.
I'm pretty strong and on cars with room (V8s) can normally release the tensioner by hand so I was a little stymied when this thing wouldn't budge with all my force at the end of a wrench! I was mainly rotating counter-clockwise but also tried clockwise too and found that had less give.
I assume I was on the right pulley (bottom, rear of engine) and the pulley bolt is where you release the tension ... Has anyone else had this problem?
Last edited by master-richie; 11-18-2015 at 08:04 PM.