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How to remove 1993 4.0L alternator

I couldn't figure out how to relieve tension on belt or remove alternator. The bolts seemed frozen, but I'm sure just stiff. Chilton's and Hayne's manual were not complete enough.

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Turn back adjuster/tensioner against spring tension with a 1\4 drive socket ratchet.And do some body building to undo altenator bolts

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