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I am changing my alternator and need to release the belt tensioner to remove?

What is the best way to do this?

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If you need to release the belt. look at the front of you hood next to your raditor where all the stickers are. it should show you the diagram of the belt and it should show you where the tensiner is. you will need to release the tensiner to take the belt off. usually it is a pully about mid way down. you will either have to stick and 1/2 drive into it and pull it towrads you or use a crow bar to grap the bolt that sticks out. and pull on it that way. if you do not see a tensioner. than do this.

look at your alternator and see it should have 2 bolts holding it on. look and see if the is a slot where one of the bolts can slid back and forth. if so than all you need to do is loosen the bolt that does not slide but do not take it off. and than loosesn the bolt that slide. it will allow you alternator to move freely and release the belt. after that take the alternator off and install the new one. after that do not tighten the bolt the is able to slide as you will need this to move when putting the belt back on.
put the belt back on the use a crow bar to push the alternator away from you so it will tightn the belt. than have someone tighten the bolts back up and you should be good to go.

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