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I'm trying to replace a altenator but its too much tention..how do i release it

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Depending on what model you are working on, the tensioner is spring loaded. You release the pressure by lifting or lowering the tensioner pulley with a half inch ratchet into the square hole in the tensioner arm, or a wrench on the bolt that holds the pulley. What are you working on? All your post says is chev.

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