94 villager - A/C Compressor drive belt idler pulley tensioner bolt

mercury
villager

#1

I’m a little embarassed. I can’t find the A/C Compressor drive belt idler pulley tensioner bolt. I need to replace the belt and need to loosen this bolt, but there is no bolt on the pulley. It is a rounded head in the middle of the pulley.


#2

The information in the shop manual is misleading. There is no “nut” or “bolt” to loosen with a standard wrench, but rather, the inside of the pulley is hexagonal and you need an allen key to loosen it. Good luck.


#3

Feel on the front of the pulley for the tensioner and there should be hex bolt. You then need a tool such as this http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/kdt3414.html to gain access to that hex head to remove the tension from the tensioner.

Tester


#4

Thanks. Appreciate it.


#5

This is NOT a spring loaded tensioner.


#6

Then if it’s not spring loaded it’s not a tensioner. It’s an idler pulley.

Tester


#7

Call it what you like, but the pulley moves via another bolt. It can be moved in or out to adjust the tension on the belt, hence I would call that a tensioner, but it’s not spring loaded. In any event, the tool you are promoting would not work in this application.