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How do i change the fan belt

I tried putting in a new alt and i cant get it in properly becasue of the belt and i think i messed up my timing ??
how could i take off the belt to put the alt in

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B2200 alternator belt goes on first (it is closest to the engine of the drive belts), so all of the other belts must come off first, then go back on. If you have a basic model, it might just be the fan belt, then alternator. I have a 92 with fuel injection that has three belts...alternator, power steering and fan.
Yours model year is the exact engine, but probably carburated, so you may have an air pump belt and you may have air conditioning, I don't know.
Your timing / water pump belt is hidden behind the plastic cover on the front of the engine. If you havn'e removed this cover, I seriously doubt that you could have done anything to mess up your engine timing.
Accessory belts usually run from the crank pully, past an idler / tensioner pully and on to the device. To release the tensioner, you usually slacken the nut in middle of the idler pully by about a 1/4 turn to give it room to slide, then adjust the tension bolt to slide the idler pully.
Alternators usually don't have the idler pully, but have a pivot bolt and a set bolt. Both need to be loosened to pivot the alternator toward the crank pulley and releive the belt tension.

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Well has soon as you loosen and take out the alt the belt will become loose then put alt on it will slide down to put belt around and then pull up on alt and tighten it up

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