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The GEARWRENCH Serpentine Belt Tool is used to release the tension on the serpentine belt and self-adjusting idler pulley.
Use a ratchet or breaker bar that fits into the bolt and release the tensioner.
Without the pin, the tensioner would simply spin around the mounting bolt and wouldn`t apply pressure to the belt. If a pin was in the wrong location on the tensioner, the tensioner would either apply too much or too little pressure to the belt.
The main physical difference between an idler pulley and tensioner pulley is a simple adjustable bolt! However, in terms of function and purpose, an idler pulley is responsible for guiding a belt drive in an engine or mechanical system, while a tensioner pulley is responsible for tensioning the drive belt.
Tight side and slack side

When belt is running over pulley, the friction creates grip on pulley which creates tension on one side of belt which makes the driven pulley to run, this side is called tight side. The other side does not experience same tension, that side is called slack side.

If equipped with a tensioner screw, back off the tensioner screw. Then, push the alternator toward the other pulleys, loosening the belt. To loosen an NAI tensioner, loosen the locking nut or bolt, then back off the tensioner screw. Push the pulley toward the other pulleys or accessories, loosening the belt.

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Mtd 19 In. 173 CC OHV 3-In-1 self propelled. Drive will not engage. Appears as if the belt is too loose even when the drive control bar is depressed all the way. Is this adjustable? This mower hasn’t enough hours on it to stretch the belt, it seems in great shape.
ANSWER : Between the handle and the connection to the drive system, look for adjustment screw or nut and screw on cable. Maybe even check the spring tension, if handle is spring loaded and the spring is stretched it will not engage drive system. If no adjustment to be found then you must get new belt. Good Luck…

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Belt for self popelled mower keeps breaking? Cannot keep a new belt on pulley
ANSWER : Check that the pulley isn’t seizing up and causing the belt to snap, also be sure you loosen up the self propelled mechanismn by spraying down with WD 40, too much belt tension can cause this, but it rather seems like the belt pulley seizes and the engines drive pulley keeps turning causing the belt to overheat and break or stretch and come flying off.

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How do I remove the pulley from the bottom of the crankshaft?
ANSWER : Crankshaft of what? I see a picture of a riding mower, is that what your working on? If so, you need a pulley puller. You can get one from your local autoparts store like autozone usually for a refundable deposit.

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Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
ANSWER : I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?

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Troy Bilt self propelled mower
ANSWER : Cribrat 1;Please don’t be offended but are you sure you are putting it on the right way. A lot of the mowers out today have guards that prevent the belt from coming off the pulleys if there is a foreign object caught up when they are being used. These guards are actually post that are fastened to the chassis of the mower. Troy built is a top name mower so I’m sure their design is reliable. Sorry I can’t be more specific.Does the tension on the belt seem adequate? Is there a tension adjustment. (an idler pulley with an adjustment)?Hope this helps Good Luck Loring Please give me a rating Thks

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Front ppropelled mower
ANSWER : You dont adjust the belt,you adjust the cable that moves the pulley into the belt. There will be a small single bracket close to the engine side of the mower that holds the cable in place. Simply loosen bracket and move cable until pulley contacts belt enough to engage self propel.

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Self propel barely moving… any adjustment? – Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
ANSWER : Generally other than very slight cable slack cancelling a new belt is your best bet for a slowing driveline.

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TIGHTEN BELT ON A LTS 2000 RIDING TRACKTOR – Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : A) Which belt? There are at least two.B) If it is a Craftsman ( there is no model number posted) then all the belts’ tension is maintained by springs. There is no adjustments.C) The service model number is located on a label under the seat.

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