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I am replacing the alternator belt on my 98 eclipse spyder and can?t get it to stop riding up on the pulley then eventually coming off. I see two bolts one obvious to me moves the alternator down, what about the other. Does it need to be tightened down or is it used for positioning. Thanks, Roger

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The bolt that allows the alternator to move is the adjustment - for tightening or loosening the belt..
The other bolt is for tightening down..

I would loosen the adjusting bolt so the alternator moves a bit.. put the belt on and then after it is on,, use a large screw driver to find leverage and push the alternator in the direction that tightens the belt.. Hold tight with the leverage and tighten the sliding bolt good and the other bolt..

I think your problem is because the belt was not tight enough..

Good luck ;o)

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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    Carl Jul 18, 2009

    I answered your question..

    Please rate well - and close the post ;o)



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