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How do I release the tension in the serpentine belt?

I have a Nissan Sentra 1996, the GA16DE Engine (which means I have the 6 Belt pully system because of my A/C and Idler...). The Generator (Alternator) is what I need to get off! How do I release the tension in the Serpentine Belt to remove and replace the Alternator?

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Just loosen lockbolt top mounting bracket then turn adjusting bolt counterclockwise to loosen drive belt slip it off the alternator.

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There is an 8mm bolt right under the alternator. loosen that up then loosen the bolt on the idler pulley and itll come right off

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Engine - Timing Chain/Front Cover Revised Procedure
Classification:
EM98-009
Reference:
NTB98-107
Date:
January 15, 1999
GA16DE TIMING CHAIN/FRONT COVER
REVISED SERVICE PROCEDURE
APPLIED ENGINE:
GA16DE
APPLIED MODELS:
1991-94 Sentra (B13) w/GA16DE
1991-93 NX1600 (B13)
1995-99 Sentra (B14) w/GA16DE
1995-98 200SX (B14) w/GA16DE
SERVICE INFORMATION
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cylinder head when removing the timing chain/front cover(s). Utilize the following steps when servicing the front cover, timing chain, guides or
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CLAIMS INFORMATION
Please reference the "Revision C" pages of the Nissan "1992-1999 Warranty Flat Rate Information Manual", Section "AG", Op Codes AG12AA,
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Caution
^ After removing the timing chain, do not turn the crankshaft and camshaft separately or the valves will strike the piston heads.
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^ Apply new engine oil to bolt threads and seat surfaces when installing the camshaft sprockets and the crankshaft pulley.
^ Do not spill engine coolant on the drive belts.
^ Please refer to the Service Manual for the correct tightening torque.
Removal
1. Set # 1 piston at TDC on its compression stroke.
2. Remove the spark plug wires.
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 2
3. Remove the rocker cover (see Figure 1).
4. Remove the coolant reservoir tank with bracket and reposition it for clearance.
5. Support the engine with a suitable jack.
6. Remove cylinder head front mounting bracket.
7. Remove engine front mounting, then the engine front mounting bracket.
8. Remove cylinder head front cover.
9. Remove the upper chain tensioner (see Figure 2).
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 3
10. Wipe off the links of the upper timing chain next to the timing marks on the sprockets. Put paint marks on the timing chain, matching them with
the timing marks on the cam sprockets and idler sprocket (see Figure 3)
11. Remove the four (4) front cover to cylinder head bolts.
12. Remove side and lower engine compartment splash covers.
13. Remove the accessory drive belts.
14. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
15. Drain coolant by removing the cylinder block drain plug and opening the radiator drain **** (Refer to MA section of the Service Manual).
16. Drain engine oil.
17. Remove intake manifold support of engine front side.
18. Remove power steering pump, pump bracket and tension rod. Position pump aside for clearance.
19. Remove the thermostat housing (See Figure 4).
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22. Remove the front and rear engine gussets (if equipped) on either side of the oil pan.
NOTE:
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23. Remove the oil pan (see Figure 6).
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*2: Located on the water pump.
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b. Install new crankshaft seal in front cover.
c. Install new oil passage O-rings and apply a continuous bead of RTV sealant to the front cover (see Figure 1).
NOTE:
Use Genuine Nissan RTV silicone sealant P/N 999MP-A7007, Three Bond P/N TB1207D or equivalent.
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First look at the diagram that is located in the engine compartment somewhere that shows the routing of the serpentine belt. it should show you which one is the tension idler. All you have to do is place a socket on the nut of that pulley and pull it to release the tension and therby releasing the belt so you can remove it. If you don't see a diagram draw a picture of the belt routing for reference. Look for the pully that does not work any of the visible components. I have included the link to a video that displays the procedure.



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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1996/make/nissan/model/sentra/1996_nissan_sentra_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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FITS (ENGINE/CHASSIS)
  • 1994: E; 4Cyl 1.6L GAS, FI, VIN "E", GA16DE;
  • 1994: GXE; 4Cyl 1.6L GAS, FI, VIN "E", GA16DE;
  • 1994: SE-R; 4Cyl 2.0L GAS, FI, VIN "G", SR20DE;
  • 1994: SE; 4Cyl 1.6L GAS, FI, VIN "E", GA16DE;
  • 1994: XE; 4Cyl 1.6L GAS, FI, VIN "E", GA16DE;
  • 1994: Limited Edition; 4Cyl 1.6L GAS, FI, VIN "E", GA16DE;

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