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Insalation of serpentine belt 98 chevy cavelier

I am unable to mount the alternator back to the correct position, the serpentine belt is around all pulleys including the alternator, can you help me with the insalation process, am i not doing this correctly cause it seems there should be an easier way, we tried losening the tension pulley with no successm canyou please help

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Hi there,

Here is the trick you're looking for:

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Take the belt off and mount the alternator in the proper position.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
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