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The alternator and water pump share the same belt. You will have to remove all three as the fan/alternator belt is in the back. The alternator and AC compressor both have bolts which you need to loosen to get them to swing forward and release tension. Make sure you rotate onlt the backside bolts. The frontside bolts on the brackets have teeth which are used to increase tension. If you turn those, you will strip the brackets and have to buy new ones. The link below gives you the proper sizes.
the tensioner has a square whole in it so that you can install a 1/2 inch drive breaker bar to apply the tension necessary to loosen it, you can use a ratchet but you will to use a cheater pipe to have enough pressure to move it.
disconect positive battery terminal. and feel the tension on the laternator belt. you will need to bring it back to this tension.
1.) loosen bolts holding alternator in place (LOOK AT THE BELT TO REMEMBER HOW IT GOES, BEST NOT REMOVE THE BELT.)
2.) loosen bolts holding wires to alternator and connect wires to new alternator
3.) Place alternator in engine, replace bolts but dont tighten
4.) put belt in place, it will be slack, use your tire iron or a piece of pipe or wood to pry the alternator back, to bring tension on the belt. You pry the alternator to pull the belt as TIGHT AS POSSIBLE. while holding strain, on it, tighten the bolts.
Back in 2000 Hyundai did not use automatic tensioners on the 2000 accent. You have to loosen the bolt on the side of the tensioner. Then you turn the other bolt counter clockwise to loosen the bolt which will loosen the tensioner. Then you have to loosen the big bolt that is on the other side of the alternator. You may have to take off your power steering belt to get to the alternator belt. Now do the opposite to install your belt.
I hope this helps.
The only way to loosen and tighten the serpentine belt is by loosening the alternator and sliding it back or forward. There are TWO bolts that must be loosened, one above, and one below the alternator pulley. A bit of penetrating oil can make things easier.