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Old November 2nd, 2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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tensioner pulley removal

Anyone know how to get off the tensioner pulley for the accessory belt? mine's loose and is making all kinds of noise.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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I hate to be the one to tell you this but you have to lossen all the motor mounts and raise the whole engine at an angle so the the bolt will come out of the pulley. It took about an hour and some cursing but it wasnt that bad. Honda quoted me at 160 bucks. Its almost worth it just to have them do it. If you decide to do it I will get more indept on how I did it.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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thanks, thats what i thought i had to do too..im just gonna see how bad it gets, and im def gonna take it to honda in that case then cuz i dont have many of my tools with me here at college.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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i know this is a old post but can you post up how you did it? mine locked up yesterday i got it towed to my house and i'm trying to replace it now
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Old June 21st, 2008, 11:21 PM   #5
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if you're talking about the alt/AC tensioner it's annoyingly tight quarters but I took care of mine in my driveway. the bolt on the tensioner pulley is left hand thread so remember that when you're in there. shi now i can't remember if i loosened the tensioner arm to get that bolt out or what it was but def didn't have to mess with tilting the engine
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Old December 30th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #6
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my tensioner is vibrating like hell. its also making a noise that sounds like running sand through a bearing. this started yesterday, and it got progressively worse throughout the day as i was running around town.

on the way home just now, the belt actually came off. pieces of the belt are everywhere, so i need tips on how to remove the tensioner to replace it.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #7
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http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...T+%28V6%29

looks like the tensioner is mounted with two bolts, and the center bolt is the one that was previously discussed as being left-hand thread.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #8
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There are three bolts holding the tensioner on, 2- 10mm head and the one in the middle is 8mm head all of them are normal thread and you leave the center bolt in the tensioner until you lift it out. Also first you need to remove the dip stick which is held on by one 10mm head bolt, then twist repeatedly and pull.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #9
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got it changed. took about 2 hrs. two 10mm bolts, and the center bolt is 8mm as NVA-AV6 said. you dont need to remove the dipstick completely, just unbolt it and twist it out of the way.

other than that, pretty straight forward fix. i'd say the toughest part is getting the plastic shroud off, and the belt is a b* tch to put back on.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #10
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Angry nice job

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so i have to post 10 times until i can start a thread i guess.
9 to go.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #11
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so i have to post 10 times until i can start a thread i guess.
9 to go.
Hope you get banned.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #12
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Hopefully you get banned before you make your own thread.
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Damn......... i have to much to worry about then to hear that useless 9 more post stuff
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Old December 15th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #14
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yep

I just got this off as well. Its like unclenben said. You can do it in your garage. Kind of a pain but what isnt. 3 bolts and just turn the dipstick out of the way a bit.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #15
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I have a question regarding this, I know its an old thread but my tensioner pulley is going out.

I'm going to order mine from majestic Honda for about 25 shipped, should I remove the entire assembly and then change the pulley or should I lift the engine as said? And which is the easiest way to remove the assembly?

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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:08 AM   #16
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Smile 2003 V6 Accord tensioner

Just removed mine. First I removed the belt and I slid the power steering reservoir up and off its holding post, and moved to one side and forward, out of the way as best I could. The whole tensioner assembly had to be removed, but I did not have to unbolt the motor mount. There is a small bolt, out of sight, under the assembly that took a 12 mm socket. Remove that first as the other bolt will be in the way if you loosen that first. (I suggest a 6pt socket, because if you round the head of the bolt, you will all but need to remove the engine.) I could not see it, I had to locate this small bolt by touch only. Then remove the bolt in the center of the bottom idler pulley wheel, as that is the main holding bolt for the tensioner assembly. Used a 14mm socket for that. When the lower bolt is removed and the larger one loosed and separated from the engine; I turned the unit sideways and lifted to remove. I replaced both pulleys on my work bench and am now about to replace the whole unit in tact. Note that the upper pulley is held on by a left threaded bolt or at least it was that way in my case. (that is the reason for being on this forum, in order to verify that) Good luck, I hope this helps. Note: I tried to remove the large bolt first, only to find the frame in the way. Then, it would not go back in for me to get to the lower bolt. I discovered that the assembly had rotated slightly pivoting on the lower bolt. I had to rock the assembly back and forth to get the larger bolt back in, then re-tighten, in order to remove the lower bolt first. I hope you read this far before you removed that upper bolt!

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Old February 21st, 2014, 01:13 PM   #17
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Idk if the 6th gen is similar to the 7th gen when it comes to the tensioner, but for your first post, good write up.
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Old March 17th, 2019, 10:09 AM   #18
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I have a 2010 Honda Accord v6 J series motor and I’m trying to find out for sure which way to turn the center bolt that goes through the middle of the tensioner pulley for the serpentine belt. Close quarters and real tight. Does anybody know if the bolt turns clockwise(towards the front of the car) or counter clockwise(towards the firewall) to loosen up the bolt?
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Old March 17th, 2019, 04:54 PM   #19
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tensioner pulley removal on serpentine belt

I have a 2010 Honda Accord v6 J series motor and I’m trying to find out for sure which way to turn the center bolt that goes through the middle of the tensioner pulley for the serpentine belt. Close quarters and real tight. Does anybody know if the bolt turns clockwise(towards the front of the car) or counter clockwise(towards the firewall) to loosen up the bolt so I can take the pulley off??
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