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Need to replace the alternator have the old one out and the new one in how do i relieve the tension on the belt so i can bolt the new one on

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What kind of car?

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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    Calvin Hart Apr 24, 2009

    Oh, sorry, I'm new at this whole fix ya thing. What your looking for is a tensioner pulley, They come in 2 kinds, they both look like a pulley on a teardrop shaped arm. One has a square hole that a ratchet with extension will fit right in, the other is to put a socket on the center bolt on any pulley that has one. The one that moves without breaking the bolt loose is the one you're looking for. Move it to the left and the belt will go slack.

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