Hey all, i'm nearing the end of my timing belt service and had a question about the new tensioner.. So you're supposed to make the 'notch' and the 'tab' line up, as shown here
But after i installed my new one and the new belt and rollers etc, i went to tension the tensioner and couldn't seem to see how I could make those marks line up. i've got the belt fully on and all of my timing marks line up so i'm not concerned about that part particularly, but how do I get the damn tab to line up with the notch? When i go from the slackened position to tightened, the only part of the tensioner that i really see rotating is the part with the bolt and the little plate that has the arrow on it directly behind. I tensioned the tensioner to the point where it wouldn't turn anymore (the tightest point) and this is what it looks like now on my car -
is this correct? is there a way to know for sure if i tensioned it properly? Is the main goal just to make sure all the slack is out of the belt or do i really have to make sure i get tabs lined up?