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The Evo 8 belt tensioner


My friend Josh showed me just how easy it is to remove and install the serpentine belt on the Evo. You need access to the right front wheelwell. For tools, you'll just need a 1/2" drive ratchet or better yet, a breaker bar, and an allen wrench. You can see in the picture below where the breaker bar goes. It just snaps into place. Rotate the bar until the belt is loose enough to slide off the pulleys. With some tension on the bar, you can slide a small allen wrench into the gap (you can just see it in the third photo) and lock the tensioner open somewhat. This will allow you to let go of the breaker bar and mess with the belt.

 

Right front wheel well of Evolution 8


 

Evo VIII belt tensioner - detail view


 

Breaker bar inserted into belt tensioner


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