Removing a Serpentine Belt Using Auto Tensioner

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Step by step instructions on how to remove a serpentine belt using an auto tensioner with expert tips on cars in this free auto repair video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Change a Serpentine Belt
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In this clip we are going to talk about the proper way to remove your drive belt with an auto or spring loaded style belt tensioner. Using the pulley configuration chart, what I am going to do is locate the auto tensioner. I’m just going to point right down here. This is the bolt that you are going to want to latch on to with your wrench or belt removal tool that you can take and rotate your auto tensioner to get your belt off. What I am going to do is demonstrate how the auto tensioner works and as I pull on this belt, you can see that tensioner moves. It is spring loaded and as the vehicle requires different loads for accessories, that auto tensioner will take up the slack. Okay. This is one of my favorite tools for this job as long as you have room to use it. This is a fit all or crescent wrench. I’m gong to take and slide my wrench down onto the drive bolt. Let me give you a demonstration here a little better of how this operates. We rotate this particular vehicles auto adjusting tensioner clockwise. As you can see how that works, it removes all the tension from the belt, just like so. Once you have the tension removed from the belt, you can slip it off the pulley and release the tension and the belt will come right off.

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