Odyssey Belt Tensioner Removal
My '00 Beltensioner is making a lot of noise so I am going to replace it. I've removed the belt and the two bolts that secure the tensioner to the engine block but I can't get it off. It will rotate on the engine block, but it won't pull out. I've banged on it with a wooden mallet, tried to slide/ pry it out... no success. I'm obviously not doing something correctly. Any suggestions?
It was the center bolt #17
Thanks for your help. It was indeed bolt #17 on the schematic. The manual did not mention a third bolt, and although I could see it, I assumed it was holding the tensioner together and did not want to loosen it for fear the whole thing would come apart!
Yes, it is tight in there. I quickly decided the best way to access it was to put the car on stands (in the front), remove the front right wheel and the plastic shrouds that protect the engine from below. I just popped out the retainer clips enough that I could peel back the shrouds, not fully remove them. With access from the bottom and top, it came out pretty easily with a lot of patience. I removed the oil dipstick just to get it out of the way, but I don't really think it was necessary. I also moved the power steering reservoir and the coolant overflow tube just to make room. Now, to get the new one on there.... Thanks again!
By the way, the reason I'm changing it is its chattering. It still has plenty of tension (more than 17ft/lbs) but it is really noisy!
I bought just the bearing...
I was hearing the noise and thought, it couldn't be the spring making that terrible racket, it has to be the bearing. So I bought just the bearing. But as soon as I articulated that tensioner to start (attempting to) removing the pulley, I realized the noise was coming from the spring, not the bearing. So now I have an extra pulley.
Let me know if you have any questions. Hank