Thread: Serpentine Belt
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Old 05-05-2000, 10:31 PM
jeffsr jeffsr is offline
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I would not use this method to change the belt. You need to reset the pointer on the tensioner for the new belt. You will not get accurate tension w/o this step as the old belt will be stretched and just retightening the alternator will not be accurate. The tensioner is designed to properly load the belt. That's why they put it there..

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