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How to loosen the serpentine belt in a 1996 chevy k1500

It's making a god awful squeaking sound. The same sound my car made when the serpentine belt was too tight. It's just not the same way to loosen it, I don't think. On my car I loosened it by moving the alternator up and down. But it doesn't look like there's a way to move the alternator in my `96 Chevy K1500 and I don't want to loosen anything too much because I'd rather nothing fall off accidentally! Lol. So I just need to know how to loosen it up just a tiny bit. Thanks.

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  • xcyranox Jul 16, 2009

    If there isn't a way to loosen the belt, then how could anyone get it off to replace it or the alternator?
    Honestly, I do believe you are dead wrong.

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There is no way to loosen the belt in that chevy. it is a serpentine belt system with a belt tensioner that keeps the correct tension on the belt. check the belt and all the pulleys for wear. if the belt and pulley are in good shape i would suggest changing the belt tensioner.

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