Xantia auxiliary belt tensioner bolt

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Xantia auxiliary belt tensioner bolt

Post by orosurf » 05 Sep 2014, 16:20

Hi, can anyone here tell me which way the thread goes on the lower auxiliary belt tensioner ? The 8mm female hex bolt I mean. I can't get it undone and I think I have rounded the socket. I am wondering if it is a left - hand thread ? I guess I will have to drill it out or weld something to it now to get it undone. Hoping it is just a normal thread so I can find a replacement . I am in Russia with the car so spares are not easy to get.

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Re: Xantia auxiliary belt tensioner bolt

Post by CitroJim » 05 Sep 2014, 16:26

It's a standard right-hand thread but it can be really very tight.

Try hammering a slightly larger Torx bit in before resorting to drilling it out.

Even if you do need to drill it you'll find it's just a normal and very standard Allen setscrew that will be easy to find a suitable replacement for.

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Re: Xantia auxiliary belt tensioner bolt

Post by orosurf » 05 Sep 2014, 16:34

Thanks very much Jim ! Super fast response !! :) I tried everything I had to shift it without success . I thought either drill it out or weld a bit in there.
At least I know now it can be replaced easily enough. Thanks again.

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Post by addo » 06 Sep 2014, 14:15

You have a set of left-hand drill bits? They could come in handy.