Changing belt and water pump on 95 regal w/ 3.1 v6 engine

01-10-2011, 04:46 PM
Having trouble getting belt tensioner to loosen up and need to konw if there is any special way to do it .

01-11-2011, 01:05 PM
there is a square hole that a 3/8 ratchet fits into on the end of the tensioner. Put your ratchet in the hole, and pull up, then slip the belt off while holding the tension. If the subframe is too close to get a ratchet in the square hole, you can slip an open ended wrench over the squared off end and relieve tension that way, but be careful the wrench doesn't slip off, as you could get badly injured. That spring is under a lot of tension.

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