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1999 ford windstar altenator

We cant get the belt on the altenator. How does we loosen it?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u have the belt tensioner pulled back as far as possible, make sure the belt is seated on every grove of every pulley, the alternator is not adjustable nor will removing any of the bolts holding it to the engine make it so.

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There is a tensioner on the belt... it's a pulley near the back by the firewall that doesn't appear to drive anything. you will note a square hole in the side of it... that fits a 3/8 in ratchet.... use a long pry bar with that socket type ... on mine you have to pull it down i believe to remove tension... try it to make sure which direction it has to move.

Robert

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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