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Can't find tension release bolt or thing for the serpentine belt. Does it take a spe3cial tool? I have the new alternator. can't get it in.

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There is a belt tensioner you put a socket on and pull back

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Tension er uses a square hole for installation o ratchet with out socket on it,using just the ratchet you will be able to push against the spring and remove the belt.

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    • 1
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