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Old 06-23-2006, 07:09 PM
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does anybody out there know how to loosen the belt to get the alternator off is there a idler arm that can be moved or loosened
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:16 PM
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On the left (passsanger) side of hte motor there is a tensioner. it will have a square drive half inch hole in it that you can put a half inch wratchet in to loosen the belt up. the tensioner will probably have two individual pulleys on it......Marc
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:27 PM
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Thanks Marc for replying to my thread so quickly I'll go out and see if I can see what you are talking about. Theres a couple a deals that look like tensioners but I played with them and nothing one of them has a torx bolt on it I turned it but It didnt loosen the belt. Mike
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look for one that has two pulleys connected by a piece of aluminum. on that piece of aluminum there is a square hole for your half inch wratchet......

i think its the only set of idlers on the passanger side of the motor......
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The only thing on the passenger side of the motor that could be a tensioner has a #50 torx bolt holding the tensioner to the motor and a 15mm bolt on the tensioner pulley.
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that is the right area, is there a square thing on the one that has the "arm"....if not, use a 15mm socket on the bolt for the pulley....
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Thank you Marc, I tried cranking on the 15mm pulley bolt, but it didn't seem like it wanted to move. Should I loosen up the torx bolt on the tensioner and then crank on the 15mm pulley bolt. I don't see anything that could accept a 1/2 " drive.
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:57 PM
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loosening the torx wont help........if there is no half inch drive slot, then just pry harder on the 15.....there is quite a bit of spring tension so you may not have been prying hard enough......i use a large breaker bar when i loosen tensioners.....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmacattack
does anybody out there know how to loosen the belt to get the alternator off is there a idler arm that can be moved or loosened
alt. replacement guidelines!hope this helps. there is a nice write up, just follow the link. the link is for an excursion, but same principal
brian


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Thanks for the link Brian I'll check it out
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