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1992 Dodge Caravan Alternator Belt Tension

I need to know how to get my alternator belt on to the engine correctly, it is too tight to fit over the wheels, i need to know how to reduce the tension on the belt so it will slide on.

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Put the belt on the regular-size pulleys. There will be a pulley close to you that is spring-loaded and very hard to compress. This is your belt tensioner. It has no grooves like the other pulleys (it's smooth). Usually takes a socket and a wratchet to compress enough for your belt to slip on. Good luck.

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1. Remove battery terminals and secure them away from the battery posts using nylon wire ties.

1a. Fine some comfortable eye glasses (clear or yellow) and keep them on. There are plenty of opportunities to get debris in your eyes during this procedure.

2. Spray "PB Blaster" (loosens bolts) on two bolts that secures alternator.

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