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Releasing tension on belt to remove alternator. 95 chevy 1500

I have removed the mounting bolts on alternator but can not remove alternator from truck. Looking for where i can relieve this tension.

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Assuming it has a serpentine belt, you need to pry on the tension pulley to release the tension on the alt. A jack handle works good for this.....or a large screwdriver....

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    Gary Loney Feb 02, 2009

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Disconnect the battery at the positive terminal by turning the bolt counterclockwise. Disconnect the alternator's terminal by turning the nut counterclockwise and removing the loop from the terminal bolt. Store these connectors away from the battery.

Remove the belt by pressing on the tension pulley arm firmly, then sliding the belt form underneath the idle pulley wheel. Release the tension pulley and the belt will slacken; it can then be removed from the alternator pulley wheel.

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Wrap the drive belt around the alternator pulley wheel (groove side down), then press the tension pulley arm and slide the belt back under the idle pulley wheel. Release the tension arm and the belt will automatically adjust to the proper tension.

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Belt routing for 2000 ford escourt


The belt routing is often found on a sticker, under the hood. But, the best I can do is instructions on how to change the belts, step by step:
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L Engines ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT
  1. Riase the front of the car and support it with safety stands.
  2. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
  3. If necessary, remove the power steering drive belt .
  4. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator and water pump drive belt. To install:
  6. Install the alternator and water pump drive belt.
  7. Adjust the belt tension.
  8. If removed, install the power steering pump belt.
  9. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 14–19 ft. lbs. (19–25 Nm).
  10. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  11. Lower the vehicle.
POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolt and nuts.
  3. Remove the drive belt. To install:
  4. Install the belt and adjust the tension.
  5. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut, located near the adjusting bolt, to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  6. Tighten the pump mounting bolt behind the pulley to 27–40 ft. lbs. (36–54 Nm), and the remaining pump mounting nut to 23–34 ft. lbs. (31–46 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
1.9L and 2.0L SOHC Engines
  1. Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or a breaker bar in the hole on the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  2. While releasing the belt tension, remove the drive belt from the tensioner pulley and slip it off the remaining accessory pulleys. Fig. 1: Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner 90981p74.jpg
    Fig. 2: Pull the breaker bar or ratchet toward the front of the vehicle to relieve belt tension 90981p75.jpg
    Fig. 3: Once the tension has been released, remove the belt from the pulleys and the vehicle 90981p76.jpg
    To install:
  3. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys.
  4. Insert the 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  5. While holding the tool in this position, slip the drive belt behind the tensioner pulley and release the tool.
  6. Remove the tool from the automatic tensioner.
  7. Check that all V-grooves make proper contact with the pulley.
2.0L DOHC Engines
  1. Raise the car and safely support it with jackstands.
  2. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys. To install:
  4. Position the belt on the pulleys.
  5. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  6. Route the belt as shown in the illustration and release the tensioner.
  7. Lower the car.
  8. Run the engine for a few minutes to seat the belt in the pulley grooves.
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How to change the Alternator on 2003 Ford Escape


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Changing alternator


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2.2L Engines
CHRYSLER ALTERNATOR
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Label and disconnect the wiring (for easy installation).
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt, if equipped.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket bolt and adjusting bolt. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket and mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Lift the alternator from the vehicle.
When lifting the alternator out of the vehicle on some years with A/C, clearance may be restricted by the condenser cooling fan assembly or the A/C compressor and mounting bracket assembly, if so, removal of one of these items will be necessary.

To install:

  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install the pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Install the mounting bracket bolts, and adjusting bolt.
  4. Install drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

BOSCH ALTERNATOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket locknut and adjusting screw. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket locknut and mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Remove the alternator from the engine.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Set the mounting bracket in place and install the bracket mounting bolt and locknut.
  4. Install the drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

2.5L Engines
2.5L engines were equipped with either Chrysler or Bosch alternators.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the drive belts.
  3. Remove the adjusting bracket-to-engine mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the adjusting locking bolt and nut, then remove the mounting bracket.
  5. Position the alternator to gain access to the wiring.
  6. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  7. Remove the pivot bolt, nut, and washers.
  8. Remove the alternator assembly from the engine.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator assembly against the engine.
  2. Loosely install the pivot bolt, washers, and nut.
  3. Attach all wiring connectors to the alternator.
  4. Position the mounting bracket in place, then install engine mounting bolt.
  5. Loosely install the adjusting locking bolt and nut.
  6. Install the drive belts, and adjust to specification.
  7. Tighten all mounting bolts and nuts.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

2.6L Engines
2.6L engines were equipped with Mitsubishi alternators.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  3. Remove the adjusting strap mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the drive belts.
  5. Remove the support mounting bolt and nut.
  6. Remove the alternator assembly.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator assembly against the engine, then install the support bolt.
  2. Install the adjusting strap mounting bolt.
  3. Install the alternator belts and adjust to specification.
  4. Tighten all the support bolts and nuts.
  5. Connect all of the wiring terminals to the alternator.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L Engines
The 3.0L engines were equipped with either the Nippondenso or Bosch alternators.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar in the tensioner slot. Rotate counterclockwise to release belt tension and remove poly-V belt.
  3. Remove the alternator mounting bolts (2).
  4. Remove the wiring and remove alternator.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator onto the engine, then install the wiring.
  2. Set the alternator against the mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
  3. Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise and install poly-V belt.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.3L and 3.8L Engines
The 3.3L and 3.8L engines were equipped with the Nippondenso alternators.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the alternator drive belt, by relieving the tension on the dynamic tensioner.
  3. Loosen the nut on the support bracket at the exhaust manifold, do not remove it.
  4. Remove the alternator tensioner/power steering bracket bolt.
  5. Remove the tensioner stud nut and remove the tensioner.
  6. Remove the alternator mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the power steering reservoir from the mounting bracket, do not disconnect the hoses, and position it out of the way.
  8. Remove the alternator support bracket bolts. Remove the intake plenum to alternator bracket bolt and remove the alternator support bracket from the engine.
  9. Remove the alternator from the engine and disconnect the electrical leads.
To install:
  1. Install the alternator in position on the engine and connect the electrical leads.
  2. Install the alternator support bracket, tighten the retaining bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. Install the power steering reservoir on the mounting bracket.
  4. Install the alternator mounting bolts, tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  5. Install the tensioner and tensioner mounting stud. Install the retaining nut on the exhaust manifold.
  6. Install the alternator belt, insert a 1 / 2 in. extension into the square hole in the tensioner and turn the tensioner. Tighten the tensioner bolt.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Replacing the alternator


Fig. : Alternator mounting-2.2L engine

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

(2.2L Engine)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the front of the vehicle, then remove the passenger side tire and wheel assembly for access to the rear of the alternator through the wheel well.
  3. Working through the wheel well, unfasten the alternator brace-to-block bolt, then remove the brace-to-intake nut and the brace-to-engine stud nut.
  4. Unplug the alternator wiring connector, then remove the battery terminal nut and wire.
  5. Carefully release the serpentine belt tension and remove the belt from the alternator pulley. Do not allow the tensioner to snap back into position once the belt is off the pulley.
  6. Loosen the alternator retaining bolts, then support the alternator and remove the fasteners. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install the retaining bolts.
  2. On 1994-98 models, tighten the top alternator bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) and the bottom bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  3. On 1999-99 models, tighten the rear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the front bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  4. On 1994-98 models, install the alternator brace, then tighten the retaining nut(s) and bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  5. On 1999-99 models, install the alternator brace, tighten the brace-to-alternator and brace-to-intake retainers to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the brace-to-engine stud nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6. Install the battery terminal wire and tighten the retaining nut, then engage the alternator wiring connector.
  7. Hold the serpentine drive belt tensioner, back off the belt while slipping the belt over the alternator pulley. Gradually lower the tensioner into contact with the belt, then check for proper alignment and tension.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.



Fig. : Alternator mounting-4.3L engine


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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(Except 2.2L Engine)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the air inlet duct assembly, if necessary.
  3. Carefully relieve the serpentine drive belt tension, then remove the belt from the alternator pulley. Do not allow the tensioner to snap back into position once the belt is off the pulley.
  4. Remove the nut retaining the radiator hose brace to the back on the alternator.
  5. If equipped, unfasten the retainers, then remove the brace from the engine and/or the alternator.
  6. Disconnect the battery terminal boot wiring from the back of the alternator, then unplug the regulator wiring connector.
  7. Support the alternator and remove the mounting bolts (usually 2) from either side of the alternator, then remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install using the mounting bolts.
  2. If equipped, loosely install the brace to the engine and/or alternator.
  3. Tighten the left or front alternator retaining bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm), the right or rear alternator bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), the brace bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) and/or the brace nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm), as applicable.
  4. Connect and secure the alternator wiring.
  5. Carefully relieve the serpentine drive belt tension and position the belt over the alternator pulley, then slowly release the tensioner into position.
  6. If equipped, install the air inlet duct assembly.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

I hope helps with this. Good luck (remember rated this help).

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A good repair manuel to get which has picture step by step, Hanyes auto repair manuel at any aut part store for 20 bucks is a great investment.
.0l Engines The 3.0L engines were equipped with either the Nippondenso or Bosch alternators.
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Install a 1/2 in, breaker bar in the tensioner slot. Rotate counter-clock- wise to release belt tension and remove poly-V belt.
3. Remove the alternator mounting bolts (2)
4. Remove the wiring and remove alternator.
To Install:
5. Position the alternator onto the engine, then install the wiring.
6. Set the alternator against the mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
7. Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise and install poly-V belt.
8. Connect the negative battery cable. 3.3L and 3.8L Engines
The 3.3L and 3.8L engines were equipped with the Nippondenso alternators. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the alternator drive belt, by relieving the tension on the dynamic tensioner
3. Loosen the nut on the support bracket at the exhaust manifold, do not remove it.
4. Remove the alternator tensioner/power steering bracket bolt.
5. Remove the tensioner stud nut and remove the tensioner.
6. Remove the alternator mounting bolts.
7. Remove the power steering reservoir from the mounting bracket, do not disconnect the hoses, and position it out of the way.
8. Remove the alternator support bracket bolts, Remove the intake plenum to alternator bracket bolt and remove the alternator support bracket from the engine.
9. Remove the alternator from the engine and disconnect the electrical leads.
To Install:
10. Install the alternator in position on the engine and connect the electrical leads.
11. Install the alternator support bracket, tighten the retaining bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install the power steering reservoir on the mounting bracket.
13. Install the alternator mounting bolts, tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
14. Install the tensioner and tensioner mounting stud. Install the retaining nut on the exhaust manifold.
15. Install the alternator belt, insert a 1/2 in. extension into the square hole in the tensioner and turn the tensioner. Tighten the tensioner bolt.
16. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Removal & Installation

2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove air intake resonators.
  3. Remove the air cleaner-to-throttle body tube and the mass airflow sensor.
  4. Unplug the connectors and remove the cables from the alternator.
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6. Release the drive belt tensioner and remove the drive belt from around the alternator.
    NOTE It is not necessary to remove the drive belt from the engine.
  7. Remove the alternator mounting bracket bolts and remove the mounting bracket.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Remove the power steering pressure hose bracket retaining nut and bolt and remove the bracket with the hose from the engine lifting eye.
  10. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the vehicle.
  11. To install:
    1. Place the alternator into position and install the mounting bolts finger tight.
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    9. Install the air cleaner-to-throttle body tube, mass airflow sensor, and the air intake resonators.
    10. Connect the negative battery cable. To install:
      1. Place the alternator into position and install the mounting bolts finger tight.
      2. Install the power steering hose bracket and tighten the retaining nut and bolt to 70-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
      3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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This is for both size engines since you didn't list the motor size......


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove air intake resonators.
  3. Remove the air cleaner-to-throttle body tube and the mass airflow sensor.
  4. Unplug the connectors and remove the cables from the alternator.
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6. Release the drive belt tensioner and remove the drive belt from around the alternator. NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the drive belt from the engine.
  7. Remove the alternator mounting bracket bolts and remove the mounting bracket.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Remove the power steering pressure hose bracket retaining nut and bolt and remove the bracket with the hose from the engine lifting eye.
  10. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator from the vehicle. To install:
  11. Place the alternator into position and install the mounting bolts finger tight.
  12. Install the power steering hose bracket and tighten the retaining nut and bolt to 70–106 inch lbs. (8–12 Nm).
  13. Raise and support the vehicle.
  14. Install the alternator mounting bracket and retaining bolts and tighten to 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm).
  15. Release the drive belt tensioner and install the drive belt pulley over the alternator pulley.
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  17. Tighten the alternator mounting bolts to 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm).
  18. Install the alternator connectors and the cables. Tighten the terminal nut to 80–97 inch lbs. (9–11 Nm).
  19. Install the air cleaner-to-throttle body tube, mass airflow sensor, and the air intake resonators.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable.

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