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2003 lancer replace serpentine belt

It seems that I cannot loosen what appears to be the tension pulley. The bolt in the middle loosens but the pulley assembly does not move.

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    I cannot loosen what appears to be the tension pulley. The bolt in the middle loosens but the pulley assembly does not move

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This pulley is still being hold by another bolt. it is a long one that is horizontal and can be access by a deep long socket wrench from the radiator side.

i hope you can find it.
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  • 2 Follow the serpentine (outer) belt to the three pulleys lined up vertically near the front of the engine compartment. Locate the middle pulley, which is the tension pulley for the belt.
  • 3 Loosen the bolt on the middle pulley with a socket wrench by turning counter-clockwise. Do not remove the bolt, just turn it a couple of times. Loosen the tensioner bolt on the side of the of the pulley, facing the front of the vehicle.
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    Install the new alternator belt by placing it over both inside pulleys. Tighten the tension on the alternator belt by moving the alternator back and keeping tension on it by holding it back with a long screwdriver. While the alternator belt is tight, use a socket wrench to tighten up the bolt on the alternator.

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