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    Need help asap. I've just changed my tensioner pully on the car but I can't seem to figure out how the belt goes also do you have to retension it or is self tensioning. Could someone do a diagram of the setup of the belt cars a 2.0dti

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    Belts sorted but I can't seem to get it over one of the pullys what I mean is I come to the end part to be put on but seems like the belts to small but its the correct part.

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    you will need to get a socket or spanner on the raised cast hex that is on the tensioner in order to retract the tensioner pulley far enough to allow you to slip the belt over the final pulley. These things can be really tight and you may need to use a breaker bar or similar extension in order to get it to move.

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    spent 10 hours on it today and sitll aint done it, i got the belt on but done it like this


    undone the bottom tensioner bolt then the belt went on its on all pullys but the bottom bolt wont aline up with the bracket due to the tentioner piston needs pushing pu (easy said than done) so what im going to do is get 2 trolly backs and a bar and push it up that way , do you think thats alright? if not whats the best way to tension the tensioner?

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    What engine code is it as my Autodata might show it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    What engine code is it as my Autodata might show it

    aint sure mate , all i know its a 2.0dti will it say on logbook?

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    I can see what you are proposing and it may or may not work but if you have fitted a brand new tensioner have a read of what I have put below
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    From the Haynes book. If a new unit is being fitted or if the damper strut was not stored in an upright position when removed, it must be bled by mounting it in a vice and operating it over five or more full strokes. Each stroke must be at constant load and speed to avoid damage to the unit. Place the tensioner assembly in position on the engine and refit the pivot bolt and damper strut lower mounting bolt. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque and refit the belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapala View Post
    I can see what you are proposing and it may or may not work but if you have fitted a brand new tensioner have a read of what I have put below
    before you try it


    From the Haynes book. If a new unit is being fitted or if the damper strut was not stored in an upright position when removed, it must be bled by mounting it in a vice and operating it over five or more full strokes. Each stroke must be at constant load and speed to avoid damage to the unit. Place the tensioner assembly in position on the engine and refit the pivot bolt and damper strut lower mounting bolt. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque and refit the belt.

    yea mate ive done that, might be engine y20dth

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    if you need the diagram i can get you one to night and email it you, just ring me 07990558626 if you need it still the easiest way is to just push the tensioner back when trying to put the belt over the last pulley, some times easier with 2 peopel one for puting belt on while other holds a breaker bar on the tensioner while slackening it of enough to get belt over last pulley wheel

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    I dont have the info sorry

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