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yet another serpentine belt tensioner wrench DIY Topic is solved

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yet another serpentine belt tensioner wrench DIY  Topic is solved

Post by tardcart » Thu May 23, 2019 7:21 am

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Re: yet another tensioner wrench DIY

Post by erikv11 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 am

Love it!
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Re: yet another tensioner wrench DIY

Post by JimBee » Thu May 23, 2019 8:29 pm

Can we see it in use?



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Re: yet another serpentine belt tensioner wrench DIY

Post by abscate » Fri May 24, 2019 3:15 am

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Re: yet another serpentine belt tensioner wrench DIY

Post by Clemens » Fri May 24, 2019 4:49 am

great idea


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Re: yet another serpentine belt tensioner wrench DIY

Post by jreed » Sun May 26, 2019 2:49 pm

Here's a photo of my little home-brew serpentine belt pulley tensioner tool that I've been using for a few years... made out of a 17mm wrench with a 17mmx17mm square block of aluminum taped in place. The block was a left-over from some other project. The block fits the square cut-out in the tensioner arm. By luck, the wrench is just long enough to give leverage to turn the tensioner, but not too long that you have to move the coolant tank and hose out of the way when turning it.
Serpentine belt pulley tensioner tool.jpg


1997 855 GLT (Light Pressure Turbo) still going strong. Previous: 1986 240 GL rusted out in '06, 1985 Saab 900T rusted out in '95, 1975 Saab 99 rusted out in '95, 1973 Saab 99 rusted out in '94

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