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I am trying to replace the alternator on my 1995 Chevy Silverado diesel. How do I release the tension on the alternator belt? What tools do I need and where is the best location to release the tension?

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There should be a 1/2 inch square slot to insert a 1/2 inch drive ratchet or breaker bar and lever the idler assy so as to release the spring tension.

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