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    Default Polo vivo 1400

    Can anybody point me in the right direction on how to set/adjust the tensioner pulley? I want to replace the serpentine belt and then sommer also that pulley. Daugters car is now 6 yrs old but only 45k on the clock. 'Preventative" maintenance



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    Default Re: Polo vivo 1400

    Paging Stephan . . . Is that tensioner self-adjusting?

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    Default Re: Polo vivo 1400

    Quote Originally Posted by EtienneB View Post
    Paging Stephan . . . Is that tensioner self-adjusting?
    Was about to ask too if its not self adjusting??
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    Default Re: Polo vivo 1400

    It has an a-centric nut. So without disassembling it, I have not really gone into the mechanism. Don't want to do that tonight and then being stuck.

    On my Golf 3, (way back ) it was mounted on a spring loaded arm, so the spring provided the tension.
    Last edited by hatjohan; 2019/12/03 at 10:26 AM.



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    I have got 3 of them in my household. Johan the tensioner pulley is still using spring tension to tension the belt. Similar to the Amarok. You also need to put a pin in place after relieving the tension on the pulley to change the belt. Very award and little space to work in. If I remember correctly, the bolt which fastens the pulley to the arm is left hand thread. Enjoy

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    Last edited by Beurvoort; 2019/12/03 at 03:06 PM.

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    Dankie Koos - en ek en my groot hande! Kan ek 'n hefboom op die roller gebruik om die tensioner te lig (en weer te ontspan)?

    'n Spesifieke tipe pen om dit in plek te hou?

    Die Amarok s'n l nog vir my voor!



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    Johan, 16 ring spanner om spanning op te neem, as ek mooi kan onthou (of miskien raak ek nou deurmekaar met die Amarok) en n 5 of 6mm allen sleutel om hom in plek te hou. Sal bietjie weer gaan loer. Wat ek wel onthou is dat die spasie klein is.

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    Dankie, sal waardeer. Sal naweek eers weer die Vivo onder o h



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    yeah self adjusting spring tensioner. 16 spanner to undo and yes it is akward. usually you have to buy the entire tensioner and not just the pulley and getting the entire tensioner out is an absolute mission so sometimes the solution is just buy the whole thing and swop the roller. yes reverse thread to undo the bolt holding the roller.
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    Thanks Stephan. Good to know my memory is not that bad.

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    Default Re: Polo vivo 1400

    Thanks Stephan, will try my hand at it.



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    Maybe I should just install a new belt only - since the age (6 years) and not the km (about 40 000) of the existing belt is my main concern. I am not sure the age thing applies to the roller.

    The vehicle was "inactive" for 3 years, only driven by me once a week whilst my daughter was overseas. I did all the other service items once a year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Maybe I should just install a new belt only - since the age (6 years) and not the km (about 40 000) of the existing belt is my main concern. I am not sure the age thing applies to the roller.

    The vehicle was "inactive" for 3 years, only driven by me once a week whilst my daughter was overseas. I did all the other service items once a year.
    With that low mileage and age I would definitely just replace the belt only, unless the roller was a known failure issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    With that low mileage and age I would definitely just replace the belt only, unless the roller was a known failure issue.

    They normally gives ample warning, so, yes.
    I was just thinking, whilst I am at it ......
    But. I am still to get a price on that roller (plus assembly apparently), It might be the clincher! Will know that this afternoon.
    Last edited by hatjohan; 2019/12/04 at 11:07 AM.



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    Default Re: Polo vivo 1400

    change just the belt you will be fine
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