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I cant figure out how to put alternator belt on. im not sure which pully loosens tention

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RUN THE ENGIJNE AND WATCH THE BELT U WILL SE ONE OF THE PULLEYS IS ON AN ARM AND JITTERS AS IT AUTO TESIONS THE BELT THAT IS THE ONE U MUST RELEASE WITH A SPECIAL WRENCH.

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Here is a diagram showing the adjusting bolt to change your belt. Best of luck.
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