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How do I release belt tension to replace alternator?

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Hi,according to what year you have.Look for either an adjusting bolt and through bolt at the alternator.Loosen both and push the alternator back.If it has an extra pulley look for a belt adjusting bolt close to this pulley.You have to loosen the bolt that goes through the front of this pulley.(the bolt that holds the pulley to engine).Then turn the adjuster to loosen belt.Some of the later models have automatic belt tensioners.You have to put a wrench on the tensioner pulley bolt and relieve the spring pressure.I hope this helps!!!Please rate this answer.Thanks and Good Luck!!!

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