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I have a 94 eclipse and my alternator belt snapped i took all the belts off they pulleys to get to it and i put the new alternator belt on and it is really loose and i cant figure out how to get it tightened? can you help

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Make sure you have the belt routed correctly. There should be a diagram under the hood of how to do this. If it is correct then the part store may have given you the wrong belt. I have had this happen many times. It is annoying but it does happen. I hope this helps.

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