I've replaced the thermostat, attempting to resolve an intermittent 'Hot Engine - No AC" issue, and thought it was a good time to also replace the belts. I've got the first two off but the tensioner for the power steering belt won't budge. I've tried using a 15mm wrench on the cast stud and a 1/2" ratchet in the square hole and no luck, it does not move. It seems like tensioner is frozen.
I've looked at these two threads:
Hey all; I was wondering if someone could upload the instructions on how to change the belt on the 2004 XLR. Please it would be much appreciated! Which belt? I am taking this from a diagram on page 6-77 of the 2004 workshop manual. Clockwise, directions as seen FROM the FRONT of the engine...
!BELTS!!! - I didn’t do a video because it wouldn’t be “G” rated but just a couple of hints on replacing that dreaded lower belt on the AC compressor and PS pump. Shop manual says you need to remove the PS pump hose and access from under the car but it’s not necessary. Here’s what I did...
.. but didn't see anything other than in the second post it says: "3. Remove tensioner bolt, which will allow you to move belt in/around and out of tensioner position. " That seems like it would be after relieving the tension.
Any tips or tricks to share?
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