Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Another very easy way to remove the belt that I tried the other day is:
Using a 15mm Open End wrench, place the wrench on the square raised portion of the tensioner arm, it is right on top of the tensioner arm situated between the tensioner pulley and the engine hoist ring.
Push the wrench towards the back of the car. This rotates the tensioner arm down and depresses the tensioner mechanism. It actually takes very little effort at all, and can all be done by a single person. I'm pretty weak and was able to push the tensioner down using a wrench with one hand while removing the belt with the other.