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 Post subject: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Hey guys hoping you can help me out here, I just swapped over the alternator on my DL, I got the belt off fine but now I need to get it back on and its proving to be a real pain :oops:

Basically Im just chasing how to release the belt tensioner so i can slip the belt back on?

I hope that made sense :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:25 pm 
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If its the same as AU 5 litre, you just slip a half inch drive in the square hole on the front of the tensioner, cant remember if its anti-or clockwise.
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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:47 pm 
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3/8 drive, just lever it whichever way it is to release tension.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:39 pm 
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I made sure I took a photo of the belt setup before I took it off, pretty sure the bit I have circled is the tensioner? Also 3/8 is the only ratchet I dont have!!

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 Post subject: Re: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:49 pm 
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Yep 3/8 drive is required. Put it in the little sqare hole and turn it anti clockwise from memory.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:46 pm 
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oops yep 3/8".
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Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:00 am 
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Looks like im off to buy a 3/8 Ratchet!!

Thanks guys Ill let you know how I go and hopefully dont get stuck again :|

 

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 Post subject: Re: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:41 am 
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EBFAN666 wrote:
Looks like im off to buy a 3/8 Ratchet!!

Thanks guys Ill let you know how I go and hopefully dont get stuck again :|


While you're at it get a whole 3/8 set.
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Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:47 am 
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I have always used a crow bar to push it across, that method is a 2 man job.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Hey guys got myself that ratchet and worked like a charm!! Belt went on so easyyy! Although my volts are still reading as being low any ideas??

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
I have always used a crow bar to push it across, that method is a 2 man job.


Hows it a 2 man job?
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Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:54 am 
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Mont5.0 wrote:
Ben_Daui wrote:
I have always used a crow bar to push it across, that method is a 2 man job.


Hows it a 2 man job?

The 1st person pulls on the crow bar while the 2nd person ensures the belt is around the pulleys.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Releasing Tensioner on the 5L
Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:46 am 
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Au v8 owner here.... with a 15mm ring spanner i can move mine very easy.... given the descriptions with the whole crow bar bit im thinking my tensioner is crapped.... explains the prone to squeaking bit.
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