Ok, before I start, I have tried a search, but couldnt' find exactly the answer I was looking for.
I would like to change the belt on my car. I've found the tensioner, and I know what tool to use to loosen it, but my question is which part to loosen? As I look at it, there are two parts to the tensioner, the main body, and the outer wheel (the part which actually tensions the belt).
Both seem to have bolts, but I'm not sure which one actually needs to be manipulated to loosen the belt. I don't want to strip the one that's not supposed to move.
Also, does the tensioner need to be changed at some point? I had a friend who's tensioner died, and now that I"m in the know about that as a possibility, I didn't know if that would be a potential maintenance issue.
Thanks for anyone's help.