So I had recently done a timing belt change and the first time I had used the traditional auto tensioner. Drove about 2,000 miles then I had a bolt snap holding the auto tensioner assembly and it let the tension off and ruined the timing belt. Anyways I now have installed a H23 Manual Tensioner and I have spent several hours on trying to get the belt on but it just seems to be too damn tight! I even tried taking the tensioner off its pivot point which let me get the belt on but I was then unable to get the tensioner back on the pivot point. My Dad and I have fought with it for hours and hours and gotten very close to getting it on but with no real luck. Given, it is about 34 degrees outside and we're working in a cold barn. Thoughts? Suggestions? Also should I consider getting the timing belt slider? I also tried heating the belt up but it didn't help any.