Hi, NooBee here. I recently purchased a '94 Bonne NA (92,000+ miles and very well kept) and I've been lurking for a few weeks. Some great info and very nice cars here.
I was checking things under the hood on my '94 and noticed the serpentine has small cracks all along it on the ridged side so I was going to replace it. Having never done a serpentine before, I'm a bit dense about the procedure. I haven't worked on anything more modern than the '66 Wildcat I used to have too many years ago.
I found the following in another thread using search:
"You can change it (the serpentine) with the lug wrench. Just take the tension up on the tensioner, slip the old one off, and slip the new one on. 2 minutes flat."
Sounds almost too easy so I thought it'd be a nice "getting my feet wet again" project.
My slightly embarrassing question is, where is the tensioner, and how do I slack/tighten it with the lug wrench?
Looking at it, I'm thinking the tensioner is the pulley between the power steering and the alternator pulleys.
I haven't found the right Chilton'* for this one yet and I think it needs to be done ASAP since the cracking is pretty severe.
BTW, my wife drives a '98 NA we bought a little over a year ago but so far I've never had to work on it.
Thanks for any help you can provide.