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How do I loosen and tighten the surpentine belt that runs the alternator amongst other items?

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There is a spring tensioner on the mid area. you will need a serp belt tool to unload it.

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If belt tensioner dont have open slots to put a belt tensioner tool in it.you have to use a wrench or a 1/2 break bar with socket.rotate tensioner bolt clockwise.

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You should have a tensioner pully. The pully willl have a 1/2" opening for a ratchet or breaker bar. just find the tensioner and give it a tug and have someonetake the belt off.

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I'm not familiar with your model, but most of the newer vehicles have a spring tension type tensioner where you don't adjust it, it's done by spring tension. Autozone sells Haynes manuals that will give you specific info for your car. Good luck

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