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Re: I cant find the tension? I get it on the pulleys,
The tension release pulley, located just below and in front of alternator, has a 1-2 slot in the center of pulley. Insert the 1-2 inch breaker bar in middle of tension pulley and pull up, tension will be released. I hope this helps. Don,t forget to rate my answer, thanks.
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If your looking at your altenator you will have 2 brackets 1 holds the unit on the vehicle other bracket is sloted the sloted bracket is the tensioner besure to not overtighten leave a little deflection or you will wear out your altenator bushing /bearing.
GET LOND DRIVE 3/8 RACHET OR BELT TOOL AND PLACE ON THE BELT TENSIONER AND PUSH THE TENSIONER YOU WILL SEE BELT IS LOOSEN REMOVE THE BELT FROM THE ALTENATOR PULLEY AND LET THE TENSIONER GO SLOWY AND REMOVE THE COMPLETE BELT. COMPARE THE OLD BELT FOR SIZE AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE EXACT MATCH. YOU HAVE BELT SCHEMATIC TOP OF THE WATER PUMP START FROM THE BOTTOM CRANK PULLEY PLACE THE BELT AND MAKE SURE DONT MISS TEETH OUT OR INSIDE. A/C PULLEY WATER PUMP POWER STEERING IDLE PULLEY AND OTHER SIDE PLACE ON TENSIONER PULLEY TO AND PUSH THE TENSIONER AGAIN AND PLACE THE ALTENATOR PULLEY AND YOU ARE DONE. BEFORE START TO ENGINE FALLOW THE COMPLETE BELT FOR PERFECT SIT AND CORRECT POSITION.SHOULDNT BE TOO TIGHT OR TOO LOOSE.
The serpentine belt tensioner / pulley is on the front of the engine, and part of the belt 'routing'.
Its job is to put tension on the belt as it drives the other devices
like the power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor.
It is an aluminum casting that mounts with a single bolt to the engine. The pulley is attached to the arm.
There are a few ways to move / pry the arm inwards, thus releasing the
tension on the belt for removing/installing: grab on the pulley bolt
(15mm?) with a wrench, or some later models have an opening for a 3/8th
socket wrench to attach to directly without a socket.
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.
take out the top 4 bolts above the altenator, between those metal tubes on the metal bracket. then u have 1 bolt holding the wires to the altenator on that bracket aswell remove that. then remove the coolant reserve bottle and stick a breaker bar or rend of a ratchet in the tenchenor pulley square slot pull it back twords the head lights the belt will loosten then remove it from the altenator. then u will see 2 more bolts on the bottom side of the altenator by the pulleys and belt. Remove them 2 bolts all the way and the altenator will drop out of the bottom of them metal tubes and slide through the sides of them and its out... its very ez and does not need the tubes removed its a lot ezer than it looks.. sorry about my spelling im an infantryman not a teacher.