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Removal and Installation
With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. Remove the 2 bolts and the accessory drive belt splash shield.To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 inch lbs.) .Using the hex feature, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt.To install, reverse the removal procedure
Automatic tensioners are calibrated to provide the correct amount of tension to the belt for a given accessory drive system. Unless a spring or damping band within the tensioner assembly breaks or some other mechanical part of the tensioner fails, there is no need to check the tensioner for correct tension.