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same here, gates kit and no spring. as i remember the spring sets the tension but then you tighten the tensioner down, so then the spring doesnt do anything. i gave mine a little, and i mean little, extra tension with my finger, then tighten. couple days later i checked the belt tension by taking off the upper cover, everything was good, belt should be a little loose. by the way mine had 55,000 miles when i did it. that was 6,000 miles ago.
No, Todd. I had what I thought was a nice dewalt 110v impact wrench.
Wouldn't do the job.
The proper way to tighten I guess would be with a strap wrench on the pulley or rope down the cylinders. I just hammered on it with my impact. Off the top of my head torque is 105lbs, my gun is rated for something like that.
That bolt is also supposed to be replaced with new.
Didn't do that either. Maybe at 120k when I do it again.
Sorry that was suppose to read; how do you re-torque the bolt during the re-assembly without rotating the Crank?
I was able to tighten the A/C, P/S, and Alternator belts up real tight (temporary overtigthen them) then I blocked the P/s Pump Pulley by jamming it with something, this allowed me to get about 70ft/lbs on the Crank Pulley Bolt before the belts started to slip.
This should be enough to get me to a garage soon and have them snug it up more with an Impact gun (105ft/lbs)
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