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How do i release the tension from the belt to remove the alternator

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These tensioners are usually spring loaded if there is a visible nut that holds the tension wheel on try using a spanner & pull it away from the belt, if you can't see a nut use a mirror & look inside the tension wheel it may be there......hope this helps....cheers

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