How do you replace the belt tensioner assembly on a nissan versa 2009 1.8 L. hatchback.

How do you replace the belt tension assembly on a Nissan versa 2009 1.8 L. hatchback. I can't access the bolt between the engine and the fender wall. Do I need to drop the engine for access? What is your charge to complete this job. I put on a new belt but the pulley bearing is shot on the tension assembly.

My car has 123000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. Replacing the drive belt tensioner assembly on your Nissan Versa can be a tricky task without the right tools. You can request a price estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a belt tensioner assembly replacement by clicking this link, and then click the blue Get a Quote button.

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The belt tensioner has four main parts: the pulley, the spring, the tensioner arm, and the base. The pulley allows the drive belt to rotate as the spring keeps the belt at the right tension. The tensioner arm allows you to adjust the drive belt, or it moves so you can change the drive belt when it`s needed.
Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today`s automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning. Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.
If you want to get the belt tensioner pulley replaced, the first thing you need to do is take it to a local workshop. You can search online for different automotive garages and find one that is located close to your place. Just call them to let them know about the problem before you bring your car there.
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.
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They also help keep the belt in place. This is important since loose belts can cause systems like the power steering, cooling system, and engine to fail. Whenever you get your serpentine belt replaced at your local Clinton service center, it`s a good idea to have the belt tensioner replaced as well.
Tensioners: The Main Differences Explained. The primary distinction between tensioners and idler pulleys is the presence of an adjustable bolt. Tensioners are positioned on the bolt through mounting. Idler pulleys are not mounted to an adjustable bolt.
Tensioners can be either static (fixed) or dynamic (moving) in operation. A static tensioner means that the tension is set and the tensioner fastened into place to keep that specific tension against the belt during drive system operation.
The GEARWRENCH Serpentine Belt Tool is used to release the tension on the serpentine belt and self-adjusting idler pulley.

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How do you replace the belt tensioner assembly on a nissan versa 2009 1.8 L. hatchback.
ANSWER : Hi there. Replacing the drive belt tensioner assembly on your Nissan Versa can be a tricky task without the right tools. You can request a price estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a belt tensioner assembly replacement by clicking this link, and then click the blue Get a Quote button.

After belt replacement, belt tensioner squeaks and is loose
ANSWER : More likely mileage and time wore the tensioner out. The tensioner bearing wears out with mileage – it’s good to replace the tensioner pulley/bearing when replacing the belt. The tensioner itself is spring-actuated, and the spring can get weak over the years. The squeaking is likely from the tensioner bearing itself. If you decide to get it fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can help you replace your belt tensioner as necessary.

Hello I have a 2004 Nissan Murano SL and I do not know how to loosen up the V-belt tensioner or also known as drive belt tensioner.
ANSWER : Hi there. To remove the v-belt from the engine perform the following:

Loose the drive belt tension by turning adjusting bolt next to the power steering pump
Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump and crankshaft
Loosen (Do Not Remove) the idler pulley lock nut in the middle of the pulley
Loosen the idler pulley adjusting nut that is above the pulley
Remove the drive belt to the alternator and air conditioning unit

Installation is the opposite of the removal. If you need further assistance with replacing your drive belts, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Serpentine belt is rubbing on the engine cover at the belt tensioner pulley 2004 Hyundai Tiburon
ANSWER : Hi there – I would start by doing a visual inspection of the serpentine belt, and the pulleys – are they visually in line? If not, which pulley is out of line in the direction of the engine cover? Are there bushings on the alternator mount which have softened, and are allowing the alternator to "give" such that the serpentine belt is close to the cover? The crankshaft pulley is not likely moving at all. Is the cover where the rubbing occurs coming loose, and moving into the serpentine belt? For assistance, I would recommend a serpentine belt replacement by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Belts are cracked and need replacing, okay to leave off a/c belt?
ANSWER : Hello. If the belt driving the A/C compressor only drives the A/C compressor and nothing else, you can remove it with no consequences. The fan shroud is not optional equipment however as it has both a cooling system function and a safety function.

Depending on your climate, you might consider diagnosing the A/C system and repairing it. If you use a service such as YourMechanic, it will often be economical enough to do it, particularly if the fault is limited.

Even if the compressor shaft sealing is leaking (would be likely after 25 years), that is fixable in the field. Feel free to contact YourMechanic if you have additional needs relative to this or the replacement of your power steering, alternator, A/C belts.

Old belt was sqeeking, new belt does not but it slips off constantley. The old belt stays on though. Why is this?
ANSWER : Check to be sure that the new belt is actually the right part number or, better yet, use an OEM (dealer) belt. Also, be sure the tensioner is the right part number or use an OEM sourced tensioner. Check to be sure that all of the pulleys and accessories (e.g., alternator, water pump, A/C compressor) that are driven by the serpentine belt are all operating in the same plane. It is not unusual for the pulley on the crankshaft harmonic balancer pulley to move (generally outward) relative to its original position. The pulley is rubber bonded and over time can move. If that pulley moves, that means that the belt groves are no longer running in a perfect plane and that alone can cause slipping. If you request serpentine belt inspection a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, will identify the problem and thence get the issue resolved for you promptly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Do i need to replace the receiver drier and/or the expansion valve when replacing the condenser assembly?
ANSWER : Replacing the system drier is absolutely essential. If the system has been open to the atmosphere (due to the leak in the condenser), the desiccant in the drier has been fully saturated with moisture. As far as the expansion valve, replacement is not normally implicated in a leak repair, in your case a leak in the condenser. To justify replacing the expansion valve, there would have to have been a diagnostic performed which proved a fault. If no diagnostic was performed, and there is no evidence of a fault, then it is pointless to replace the valve. But, again, drier replacement is absolutely essential. To add the drier to your order, you can simply add a note to the mechanic in your order and/or add it as a service (you will see a link that you can click on to "add services" or write in specific services). If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Hi, I have a 2010 Nissan Versa 18.l L4 engine (MR18DE), 6 speed Manual and R56794R Transaxle. Pedal to floor now. What to do?
ANSWER : Check the slave cylinder and see if there is a fluid leak on the cylinder. If there is no leaks, then the return spring could be broken or missing. If the return spring is intact, then the clutch release bearing has failed and the fork has came in contact with the pressure plate on the clutch pack. If you need further assistance with your clutch pedal going to the floor, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.