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  • RxDrift
    started a topic How do you 'lock' serpentine tensioner?

    How do you 'lock' serpentine tensioner?

    I can't get my tensioner pulley on or off because the power steering pulley is in the way (custom bracket, deleted air con). It's also a bitch to change belts while trying to hold the tensioner with a spanner.

    1.5JZ by the way!

    Cheers!

  • RxDrift
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    Custom bracket for the ps for removal of ac.

    I run a shorter belt and it has been fine.

    The issue is when i went to change the serp pulley and it was hard up against the ps pulley. Usually i'd use a breaker bar on the serp pulley nut to lever it to change belts, but now i actually need to undo that nut to get it off.

    A friend of mine (who's into classic cars) said that some tensioners have a lock feature to hold it in place once you've managed to move it. Just wondering if JZs have something similar or am I going to have to keep struggling?

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  • slipway
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    whats with this custom bracket? is it cause 1.5j i have no ac and just run a shorter belt. also my belt is tight and i just use a breaker bar, lol have needed to put alternator in for months maybe thats why

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