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Date registered: Nov 2009
Vehicle: 1985 300DT
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Removing Alternator Tensioner on 300D
I'm removing the alternator on my 300DT and for the life of me I can't figure out how to loosen/remove the tensioner assembly to release the alternator. I have removed the bottom bolt, and the nut on the bolt that has the tensioner rod fixed to it. Is there one more bolt I must remove to get the tensioner free?
As it is, it seems a Catch-22 --- I can't get the top alternator bolt out with the tensioner rod in it, but I am unable to remove the tensioner rod. If I loosen it all the way, as if to remove the adjuster, the rod starts to bow and it becomes snug again.
Any help would be appreciated as I'm dead in the water till I get that out.
Last edited by Chip-In-Austin; 11-16-2009 at 07:44 AM.