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Replacing the alternator and a/c belts on a 1997 honda civic

I'd like to replace these belts on my civic but it looks like the drivers side engine mount must be removed to accomplish this.  Can you recommend any shortcuts or hints on doing this job?   Thanks, Jim

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This guy nerver took the belts off a civic with a/c befor lol.
take the engine mount that holds the a/c off and then the belts come out, lots of lube cuz if the bolt snaps your kinda of fucked

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take off old
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Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .

Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

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Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .

Remove the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side .

Remove the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Lower the vehicle

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Slide the drive belt off of the belt idler pulley (1).

Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.

Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive pulleys.

end remove
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Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.

Install the drive belt to the idler pulley (1).


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