Having problems with your 1994 Lexus GS 300 ?

I am changing the serpentine belt on my 1994 Lexus Gs300 and cannot find the tensioner bolt to apply tension to put the belt back on. Where is it located?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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The tensioner is generally spring loaded. check that you have the belt correctly routed. then you may need to attach a socket/rachet to the center bolt of the tensioner to move it enough to slip the belt on. if it moves freely it likely needs to be replaced as well.
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