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I neel to put tension on the alternator belt on a

I need to put tension on the alternator belt on a nissan sentra 1999 1.6 liters where is the belt adjusment?

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The alternator is the adjuster,loosen all the bolts,jimmy the alt out away from the block, then tighten bolts,check not too tight after above.

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Nissan Sentra 1.8L tensioner pulley removal


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Click on the following free direct Link. It has several Diagrams including the correct Serpentine/Drive Belt Diagram for your 1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L DOHC In-Line 4-Cylinder. Included are Instructional and Directional Diagrams including how to remove/replace your Alternator Belt and set the proper Tension.

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Apr 06, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

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Using a short socket of appropriate metric value, and a pry bar; Push the pry bar toward the firewall to loosen the tension on the belt. It's not that hard once you buck the initial spiral spring pressure of the tensionor. I have even pryed against the tensionor with a blunt heavy bar and moved it enough to free a belt.

Jun 24, 2009 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

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How do I release the tension in the serpentine belt?


there is an 8mm bolt right under the alternator. loosen that up then loosen the bolt on the idler pulley and itll come right off

Jun 14, 2009 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

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GET TENSION OFF THE IDLER PULLEY


loosen nut in center of idler pulley ..then loosen tension bar with 12mm socket til it walks away to remove belt

Jan 14, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Sentra

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I have a 2001 nissan sentra and it needs a new alternator. i can't figure out how to get the last bolt out. do i have to remove the fan? also, i need pointers on getting the belt back on tightly. thanks....


  • Disconnect and label the wiring harness connections to the alternator (Painters Masking tape works very well for labeling Automotive wiring).
  • Loosen the alternator pivot bolt.
  • Remove the bolt that attaches the alternator to the adjustment arm.
  • Rotate the alternator to loosen the drive belt and disengage the belt from the pulley. Be careful that any spacers that are used in mounting are kept with their original bolts. This will make correct reinstallation much easier.
  • While supporting the alternator remove the pivot bolt.
  • Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To reinstall the alternator, reverse the removal procedure.
To adjust the belt tension, leave the pivot and adjusting arms loose. Look up the belt tension specification for the vehicle you are working on. Using a belt tension gauge on the belt apply pressure to the alternator until the correct belt tension registers on the gauge and tighten the mounting and adjustment bolts to the specified torque specification.
CAUTION Over tightening of the alternator drive belt will cause the unit to whine and premature failure of the alternator drive end bearing, the water pump or the engine crankshaft.

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I replaced the alternator on my 2005 Nissan Sentra and now I am not able to get the serpintine belt back on the pulley and then tighten it up


Ok. There should be a tension pulley on the engine that the belt runs through. You can notice it because it is not attached to anything except the engine block or a support bar. You can lift if up or push it down with a wrench or socket and wrench. It moves so it can give you space to put the belt on. After the belt is on, release teh pulley and it will tighten up (tension) your belt and your done.

If by chance you do not have this tension pulley, then you have to only put one bolt in the altenator, put the belt on like normal, pry the altenator in place with the belt on it, then put the last bolt in.

Jan 04, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

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How do I replace a serpentine belt for a 2001 nissan sentra.


Hi gj,

It's easy and you won't need a prybar.

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • For putting the belt on: Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
Mike

Nov 23, 2008 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

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