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How to releived the tension on the belts when removing the the alternator on A 1995 jeep wrangler

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You can do it one of two ways. You can either put a socket with a breaker bar on the belt tensioner pully and pull it back as you slip the belt off or you can use a pry bar to gently apply pressure on the belt tensioner while you slip the belt off..

Of course soome alternators are attached with a mount that is adjustable. If this is the case for you, then look at the alternator mounts. If they look adjustable then you can slowly loosed them and as you dos o the alternator will slide over as the the belts loosen up. the all you have to do it reverse the process.

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Don't forget to write down the belt diagram unless you have it illustrated under the hood.

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Serpentine Belt:

If there is a tensioner with a spring, then put a 1/2" breaker bar on it and rotate the tensioner to relieve tension.

Conventional V-Belt:

Loosen the nut and bolts for the alternator to swing it in a way that relieves tension on the belt.

May have to relieve tension on other belts in similar way to change the belt in question.

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