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ALTERNATOR BELT WON'T GO ON - 1984 AMC American Motors Eagle

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Don't you just hate that about alternator belts? They sometimes come off by themselves, but I never heard of one that will go on by itself. In order to install the new belt, you need to move the alternator closer to the other drive pulley(s). There are two bolts that can be seen from the front of the alternator. One bolt is the pivot point. Usually 9/16" or 14 mm metric size. The other bolt is the adjustment that will move through a slotted arch. This one is usually 1/2" or 13 mm metric.
Loosen the pivot bolt and then loosen the adjustment bolt. Move the alternator toward the other oulley(s) so that the new belt will fit around and into the pulley grooves. Use a lever to push the alternator in the direction away from the other pulley(s) and tighten the bolts. The belt has to have enough tension on it to prevent slippage. If the belt squeals when the engine is started, it is not tight enough.
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Too short, Wrong belt? need a lot more information plz
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