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Old 08-07-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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how to releave tension from the tensioner to change belt

i have a 2001 wrangler sport and im trying to change my belt but i dont know how to releave to tension from the tensioner. i have a manual on jeep it say to use a 1/2 drive in to the square hole. but it dont fit. can someone tell me what tool to use maybe a pic of tool.

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Here's a great writeup w/pics for a 4.0:

Jeep 4.0L Serpentine Belt Replacement - GETAHELMET.COM

Looks like you need a 3/8" drive which may be why the 1/2 " didn't fit..

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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1/2 breaker bar fit for me....the auto tension over the older system is so easy...it took me 10 minutes, but I could probably do it in 5 now.
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If you have a Harbor Freight near buy this well worth the money.

Serpentine Belt Tool Kit
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Here's a great writeup w/pics for a 4.0:

Jeep 4.0L Serpentine Belt Replacement - GETAHELMET.COM
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