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Do you remove belt when removing alternator

Trying to change alternator and cant remove belt

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To remove the belt, you must loosen the belt tensioner pretty far.
It is located up near the front of the engine, not far from the air conditioning compressor. It has a 10mm bolt that must be loosened, and that will allow the belt to be removed. After the Alternator is replaced, tighten the belt back up, and start the car , shut it back down and adjust the belt as needed.

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NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

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  2. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
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  5. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
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To install:
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3.5L Engine:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lower mounting bolt but do not remove it.
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
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