Tensioner Tech Assist

Tensioner Tech Assist

The Lift and Pin is designed to simplify tensioner replacement and belt installation.

Let’s look at this replacement tensioner. This bolt hex or lug is not on the factory tensioner. It is not a mistake; it is a Tech Assist feature from Litens called the Lift. With this lug, you can use a 14mm wrench or socket to move the tensioner and install the belt. On other tensioners, this lug is not there. The engineers expect you to use a socket and breaker bar on the tensioner’s pulley mounting bolt.

This can be problematic for some applications. First, there might be limited space for your tools. Second, maneuvering the belt around the socket and breaker bar can be challenging. The Liten’s Tech Assist Lift can be found on many applications and can make the job that much easier.

Here is another situation and tensioner, many replacement tensioners come in the box with the tensioner fully extended. This can make installing the tensioner complicated on some applications. In the fully extended position, bolts that secure the tensioner to the front cover can be obstructed. On some applications, moving the arm or pulley of the tension can be difficult because space is limited. For some vehicles, it might require one technician to hold the tensioner and another technician to wrap the new belt around the pulleys.

The Tech Assist Pin is installed at the Litens factory to hold the tensioner in the torqued or retracted position. When the new tensioner is installed, the new belt can be easily wrapped around the pulleys. All you have to do is remove the Tech Assist Pin to activate the tensioner. This can make some applications a one-man job.

Over the past 40 years, almost every vehicle assembled at a factory has had the accessory belt drive tensioner installed when the engine was out of the vehicle. Any assist you can get can help you to be just as efficient as an assembly line. This is where Liten’s Tech Assist Lift and Pin can help.

You May Also Like

Can You Jumpstart an EV?

First things first: Find the LV battery, which could be anywhere in the vehicle.

Here’s a real-world scenario: A customer brings their EV into your shop for service, and it’s been there for quite a while because the parts are on backorder. After a few weeks, you get in the vehicle to move it out of your way, and the ignition won’t turn on. It’s acting like the battery is dead, so what do you do now?

Understanding What Antifreeze/Coolant Actually Does

Today, each manufacturer has its own formula for best results in their vehicles. This video is part of the Group Training Academy.

How The Vehicle Cooling System Functions

Here’s what to know to clarify cooling questions you’re asked at the service counter. This video is part of The Group Training Academy.

Oil Filter Housing Weak Points & Standard® Solutions

Engineers at Standard® have created a completely assembled Oil Filter Housing Kit.

Autel’s ADAS Bay Max Vehicle Lift

Learn how this lift integrates mechanical repair, four-wheel alignment, and ADAS calibration, prioritizing efficiency and space utilization in your shop.

Other Posts

Not All Coolants Are Equal – Or Appropriate

Engines have diverse cooling needs. This video is part of the Group Training Academy.

Tool Time Podcast: SATA USA

Learn about spray gun technology in this episode from TechShop.

Optimize Tesla Performance With E-Fluids

Learn the differences between ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ e-axles. This video is sponsored by CRP Automotive.

Understanding Fuel Trims

The fuel trims are what govern what’s going on inside the engine. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.