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Removing td5 tensioner.

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by BravoNovember, Mar 16, 2019.

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  1. BravoNovember

    BravoNovember Active Member

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    Belt and fan off, happy days!

    About to remove the knackered old tensioner unit. Is it really just one bolt in the middle of the housing??? This seems pretty simple to me so I’m worried lol!

    Also is it normal thread, I.e lefty loosey?
     
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    Yup, they are simple to remove. It has been 9 months or so since I took one off, but I don't remember the thread being other than standard.
     
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    Strangely simple, I just got a 14mm socket on it and a breaker bar and it was fine... think I’ve got too used to jobs on the truck being a proper ball ache, so this one made me worry lol. Standard thread and all!

    Think the hardest part was convincing the viscous fan bolt to un seize with the hammer and bolster.
     
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    Flatdog sell two spanners designed to remove the fan without resorting to hitting it and potentially damaging the shaft. Well worth the investment.
     
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    Yep, I have those, but to no avail, it was properly seized.
    Asked my mechanic friend at the local garage, he recommended using an air chisel, eeeek.

    I didn’t go full welly on it, just gave it some sharp taps lol, no damage. I read on here that if you do that on each flat on the nut it tends to release it.
     
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