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I cant put my surpatian belt back on i would like to know how to release the tension on the fan belt on the 1994 buick lesabre custom in order to replace the alternator

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Put an 18mm, or whatever size is correct, socket on 1/2" drive bar, or ratchet , and put it securely on nut in center of tensioner pulley. Standing in front of car, you need to pull it upward, with bar on right side, or from passenger side, pull toward you with bar pointing upward. If no socket, try a long wrench same size that will fit on nut good & snug, be sure in each case to pull as straight as possible to avoid wrench slipping off.

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