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Belt noise hi, how do you tighten the belt ...not the alternator but the larger on, i think it's the waterpump belt...when i press it , it feels loose? any suggestions?

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Under the alternator is a lock bolt. Loosen the lock bolt and there is a long threaded bolt. With a socket wrench turn the bolt clockwise and the belt will tighten up. After you get the belt where you want it, tighten the lock bolt back up. The lock bolt has an unusual head on it. It will look different from the others in that area.

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