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98 ford winstar 3.8 changed alternator. belt?

98 ford winstar 3.8 I changed the alternator. put the new one on. how do I get the belt back on? how do I get some slack in the tension pulley? Thanks.

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Put a socket at torque bar on the bolt ant turn counter clockwise.

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The tensioner is spring loaded use a wrench;[15mm?] on the tensioner pulley nut to move the 'arm' it's attached to at the engine block.

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