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How to tighten 1999 camary solara sle altern belt

I have my belt replaced recently but now they squel when compressor is on and when wet outside or raining. it seems the mechanic damage the adjustment screw or a part or nut is missing on it not sure. i don't want to bring car back to them for worry of more damage. But the belt is too loose. i should have kept the old ones in for 200, they still looked good, like they would last forever. So how do i snugg up belt now. procedure would be nice.

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Take it back to them and make them fix it! Especially if they damaged something. They need to learn to do it right, or they're going to screw up the next one too. And they have to pay for anything they damage.

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