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Serpintine belt do u have to take off the belt for the a/c first to get the serpentine belt off? any bolt to lossen first?

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Nope just the idler pully or the belt tentioner

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  2. Using a suitable breaker bar or ratchet, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise, then remove the serpentine drive belt. For more information regarding serpentine drive belt removal, please refer to Section 1 of this manual.
  3. If necessary, remove the fuel rail cover.
  4. While supporting the alternator, remove the mounting bolts.
  5. Tilt the alternator forward, then label and detach the electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
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Push p/s pump to the left to loosen belt.
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move p/s pump to right .
top of belt should have 1/2 inch deflection.
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The end

If you dont have belt route mail me at
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for drawing

Good luck .Andy Bartolo

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