Yes it pushes out. You will need to take that bolt and spring out then lift that little tab to reset the tensioner by pushing it back in. Then revolt the tensioner to the quad, put the spring and bolt back into the tensioner and turn the quad over to set the tensioner. Once that's done you can remove the bolt and spring from tensioner then unbolt the tensioner from the quad and count how many clicks are left on it. Do that and report back.Does it push out or something if you try taking out the tensioner without removing that bolt first?