1996 Chevrolet Camaro Q&A
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Question: How to loosen drive belt? Idler pully replacement.
My Camaro has a strange sound coming from an idler pully due to worn out bearings. I just need to release tension on the drive belt to get it replaced. What is the proper way to loosen and tighten the belt for this repair? - Visitor
Make a drawing of the correct routing of the belt showing all the pulleys. Move the tensioner clockwise to release tension on the belt to remove. - patrick mannion
Think I'll mention this here, since I fixed your problem in person. The retentioner on a Camaro is very easy, and spring loaded. the bolt to turn is the one in the middle of the idle pully below the alternator pulley. When I replaced the belt on the Camaro, I just put my full weight on the ratchet on that bolt, and it will give way to release the belt. dont worry you wont break it, just make sure its turning clockwise. - Kaebora