I've been trying to locate the tensioner bolt near the back-side of the power steering pump. I found the two read PSP adjusting bolts, but not the long tensioner bolt that I see in many pictures on the web.
What's the deal.....my trusty repair shop wants $85 just for 1 hour labor on this even though I have the new belt in hand.
Maybe these pics will help.. Be sure you loosen the two bolts labeled 'A' in fig. 5, or 'C and B' in fig. 6 before you use the adjuster bolt.
*After you replace the belt, keep in mind these belts need a lot of tension. If it slips or squeaks, it's probably not tight enough. Hope this helps.
Ok, I have the two "A" bolts loosened good. Now I have let out the tensioner bolt 3 inches, the belt seems as taught as it did before. What could I be doing wrong? How long do I have to let out the tensioner bolt before I can slip the old belt off?
it was just the "C" bolt that I had to loosen that did the trick. The old belt is off, but the new one isn't on yet. I test spun the bearings and found the two idler pulleys are now starting to make "noises". One is making an intermittent muffled-click sound, the other a constant whirring of a metal sounding "ahhhhhhhh". So they are done for.
This is why I wanted to do this on my own so I can know which bearings are good and which ones will fail on me in the near future. I doubt some mechanic would care enough to even notice let alone tell me about it so he can get future business.