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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Fusion, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Fusion

    Fusion Awww I bent my wookie !

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    Hi Guys . The belt tensioner on my VS seems to be on an angle . The pulley it self is fine but the sprung arm off the bracket is causing the belt to run off centre to the pulley buy a few mil . Is there a bolt that can be adjusted to tighten up the arm or will i have to replace the whole thing ?????
     
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    Replace the whole thing. For about 120 in total including delivery just get the micro v belt and all the pullys.
     
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    db_notso diagnostic technician...

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    if its only tensioner sitting on an angle i would replace just the tensioner..
     
  4. Fusion

    Fusion Awww I bent my wookie !

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    It's just the tensioner as far as i can see . The spring looks to be pushing it out on that angle .
     
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    RX25SE Real cars are steel cars.

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    You will need to drain the coolant and replace the O ring on the heater pipe as well.

    Might as well flush the coolant when you replace the tensioner.
     
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    db_notso diagnostic technician...

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    agreed might aswell do it one of those maintance things you should do every now and then anyway ;)
     
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    How did you get on mate, mine is doing the same. Wanted to know was it easy to get the old one off-new one on ? How much did you pay for a new arm, where from. Did you take coolant pipe off as indicated and replace 'o'ring which 'o' ring??

    Appreciate an update

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    Did mine last week. $85 for the kit from global which included o rings for the coolant pipes. took 3/4 hr. O rings go on the ends of the 2 pipes you have to remove to get the tensioner out. shocking design.
     
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    Fusion Awww I bent my wookie !

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    All went well mate . Yeah about an hour to do .Can pick up the tensioner for approx $90 . I changed the o-rings and the coolant . Their are 2 o-rings .one for the pipe that runs through the tensioner bracket and another at the front that needs to be removed to take the tensioner off . Very simple to do . Hardest part was remembering which way the bloody belt went:whistling.
     
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    allright guys just got yself a 97 commodore and the tensioner is running on an angle but the bracket does seem to be fine. iwas just wondering after i replace it will the tension for the pulley be correct or is there someway to adjust it? if u have to adjust it how do u do it?
     
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    there is no way to adjust the angle of the tensioner. if it is on an angle, the only way to fix it is to replace it as its a one piece unit and spring loaded.
     
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    allright i am changing the tensioner now i have mangaged to get the pulley off but not sure on how to remove the spring loaded section. i removed the belt and the tensioner moved up i need some advice please ur help will be muchly appreciated :)
     
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    i managed to pull my finger out and do it :) just had a severe dumb moment thnx anyways this thread was helpful :)
     
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    hi so I know this thread is old now but I have vs wagon which ive done bucket loads of work on and love it. but I have exact same problem have been advised to replace the whole belt tensioner my belt was slipping forward off the tensioner. went to next level and replaced water pump and tensioners as well. all up bout 100 bucks worth of parts and 50 bucks labour to get the lot fitted.
     

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