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Replacing the alternater on my 98 chevy cavalier 2.2 need a diagram of where the tension screw is to loosen up the serpantene belt

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It is a pulley, and it pivots in ( or out in some models) to loosen belt, you may need a special wrench. You can ID the belt tensioner assy. by watching the belt when the engine is running, it is the one that moves quickly in and out as it holds tension on the belt.

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