Originally posted by maceslin@Jan 13 2004, 08:17 AM
THe books say it is a 15mm, but if you look on the tensioner you can also find a receivere for a 3/8 inch rachet which I found much easier to use
This must be for a tech engine mine looks nothing like the picture in the Haynes book on page 1.19, or the picture on page 2A-3 illistraition 1.1a
must have ben more the one type used
Bob, thats what I tried first putting a wrench on the pulley bolt and tried to relieving the tension, but the tensioner would not move in either direction. So thats when I started this post. When I did loosen the torx bolt I could relieve the tension. I ges the bearing is seized up? I tighten the torx bolt back up.Originally posted by Bob Gervais@Jan 18 2004, 05:23 PM
You don't need to loosen it to relieve the tensioner. The Torx bolt is on a bearing allowing the tensioner to move freely.
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I've done it on mine. I bought the special tool set from Advance Auto. It's basically just a set of several sockets that are about half as tall as regular and a long flat bar on which you can attach one of the sockets. The short sockets will fit between the fender well and tensioner pulley.Originally posted by Deniz@Feb 4 2004, 10:30 AM
Has anyone here changed the belt on a duratec? To me, it seems like there is now way to get a socket/ratchet in there, as the space between the tensioner pulley and the fender is just too small. Any ideas?
15mm wrench with a larger wrench or pipe used as a lever will move the tensioner for you. Get a Gatorback belt, they don't make any noise. If you need an idler or tensioner, well, you know how to get a hold of me.Originally posted by Grn96Taurus@Feb 4 2004, 02:40 PM
wow this topic came at a good time ... I need to replace the belt on my 96 and check the status of the other pullies. Im gettting a sound that seems like the bearings on one of the pullies is going south - metal on metal screeching.
I hate changing belts...