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== Alternator Belt ==
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This topic is for cars with Air Conditioning.
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To change this belt you will need to first remove the belt which goes to the A/C compressor.  You will need a 5/8 socket wrench or 5/8" box wrench and a 1/2" breaker bar to adjust the belt when you replace it.
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Tools needed:  9/16" box wrench, 9/16" socket wrench and a pry bar that will fit in the bottom adjusting slot.  A 9/16" rachet wrench will work on some of the fasteners but not all given clearance issues.
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From underneath the car, loosen the altnernator bracket lower pivot screw (see picture) best if you use a 9/16" box wrench.
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Loosen, if equipped, the idler pulley attaching bolt with your 9/16" box wrench (not pictured -- on the back side in-line with the idler). You may need to put a 9/16" socket wrench on the idler attaching nut to loosen.
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Loosen the upper alternator bracket adjusting bolt from above with your 9/16" box wrench.
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Adjust alternator using a suitable pry bar.  Insert pry bar through hole on bottom of bracket.
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When adjusted to desired tension tighten the bottom pivot bolt and then idler pully attaching bolt -- you will also need to use your 9/16" socket wrench to hold the idler pulley attaching nut to fully tigthen this bolt.
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Tighten top adjusting bolt.
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Check tension and adjust if needed.
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Tighten adjusting bolt to 18 foot pounds; mounting bolts to 28 foot pounds and back idler to 33 foot pounds.
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[[Image:acaltbelt.jpg]]
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