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Old 03-03-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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ok, so i am attempting to change my coupler, but i cannot for the life of me release the tensioners on the main belt, and on the */c....how do i do this (easily) so i can change the coupler???
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not having a picture handy, or an l67 for that matter, the easiest and quickest way is to look at the various pulleys that you can see - which ones have something on the back side of them, along the same axis, that would actually be driven by said pully?

the ones that aren't are your tensioners. if the 67 is similar to the 36, you can then use a 1/2 inch ratchet or breaker bar with a 15 mm socket, rotating towards the windshield.
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you said a 15mm on a 1/2 inch ratchet.....ok, so where the 15mm bolt that needs to be released.... i was looking, and im not seeing anything....but i did find the tensioners...what am idoing wrong?
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are you talking about a belt tensioner??? arnt they all alike? just askin put that 15mm on the screw on the pulley and turn it clockwise like ur titening it.. should just basically swing down so you can pull out the belt?? works for me.. should for you.. sometimes you need to make sure you have the right angle at it or it can be a hassle but other than that you should be kool. at least this is what i thought you where talking about... dont know the exact location on that car but on mine the A-belt or whatever you guys call it, is vedry low almost next to the power steeering pump.. the serpentine belt (main belt) is located at the top of the engine right next the the alternator and */C.. ok just my 0.02cents
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I assume this is on a 92? Simply put, just what they said.

But you have alot more work to do after that. Including pulling the entire SC off the car.
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no, its a 98..(i really need to put that in my sig btw) ok, well i must be some kind of a retard , ok.....i will do it..or try...this coupler is getting crazy loud...thanks guys
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