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here is a diagram you can follow
I do not understand how to adjust the tension. Also, the tension and idler pullys rotate freely but make a little bit of noise do they need replaced as well
The bolt on the tension pully sets out and I tried to turn it and could not get it to turn either way. If I decide to not change the pullys, can I just try to put the belt on and adjust it by the alternator pully? It appears to me that the tension pully with the one that does the adjusting.
yes you can do that, but It may be that the one that doesnt want to turn could be frozen, and may need some spray, see if it is the kind of tensioner that has a strong spring inside of it and is meant to "bend upward or downward" put the ratchet on it and try to apply pressure see if it moves
I would love to, thanx , and am sorry , that is not an easy job even for the most professional of experts.