Tensioner pully, stuck?

toyota
corolla

#1

I went to remove the A/C compressor belt on my wife’s 1997 Toyota Corolla. I was not able to figure out how to loosen the belts tensioner pully. I loosened/removed the bolt shown/circled in the photograph. Yet still no luck. I feel like I’m missing a step.

Any insight would be appreciated.


#2

Not sure about the Corolla, but usually use a breaker bar or large ratchet place the socket ON the nut on the pulley and it will pivot. The bolt you loosened should be tightened before pivoting the tensioner.


#3

You first have to loosen the nut in front of the pulley, and then turn the jack bolt.

Tester


#4

Thank you! I’ll give it a try after work.