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Old 12-09-2001, 02:30 AM
vinamg vinamg is offline
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Yes, your car does have a tensioner. It's located right next to the water pump.
First of all, check the condition of the belt. To check the tensioner the first thing you should do is remove fan shroud (much easier). Next, locate the main bolt in the middle of the tensioner (19mm, I think). Loosen the bolt about I complete revolution. Now locate the tensioning nut (13mm) on top of the tensioner, next to the water pump (it sticks out vertically). To tighten tensioner turn bolt clockwise to loosen turn counterclockwise. Pay attention to the tension indicator on main bolt and the lines on the tensioner housing. Make sure not to over tighten. Once you set the tension tighten main bolt.
If you can't tighten the belt you tensioner is probably busted. The rubber in between the middle and the tensioner housing breaks loose and no matter how much you tighten nothing happens.

Good luck,
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