How do i remove the belt tensioner?

Discussion in '1994 - 1995 Specific Tech' started by hollywoodstang, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. How do you remove the tensioner on our cars?

    I need to change the tensioner pulley. How do i go about doing this?

    I loosen/take out the belt and what? Can i change the tensioner pulley without taking out the tensioner itself? and on the tensioner pulley itself there is a bolt do i turn that bolt clockwise or counter-clock wise?

    Thanks guys:nice:
  2. You will need a Torx bit to remove it. I can not recall what exact size it is but it comes out like a regular bolt.
  3. Do i take the pulley out first? or the whole tensioner? do i turn the pulley bolt counter clockwise or clockwise?

  4. Pulley bolt comes off regular counter clockwise. The tensioner comes off with a big torx bit, can't remember the size. Torx bits usually come off in a set anyway. It's probably easier to take the pulley off with the tensioner still on the engine.

  5. FWIW, my tensioner pulley is held on with something close to a 15 mm head bolt (IIRC).

    The idler pulley (between the alt and PS) has a T50 or so Torx head.

    And Kurt and the others have you covered on the tensioner fastener situation. :nice: I get it and the fox confused and wouldn't even post further info...... (e.g., for searchers, a fox tensioner pulley comes off with a left hand thread IIRC, whereas a 94-95 tensioner pulley comes off with a conventional thread, as Kurt noted).