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Old 11-17-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Changing Alternator

Whats the best way to get the belt off of the alternator? I dont know if I sound retarded or not but I was thinking to just use a little muscle and lift it off and do the same to put it back on the new one. Never done an alternator so input would be helpfull. I tried googling it but I couldnt fined anything.
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there is what's called a tensioner pulley that you take a socket or closed end wrench and put it on the nut that's on the end of the pulley, just in the middle of it. Just put your socket on and push down on the pulley and that will release the tension so you can take the belt off. Make sure you remember how the belt is ran incase your car doesn't have the belt route diagram in your engine bay. I'll try to grab a picture so you can understand a little better



The tensioner is directly below the alternator pulley. (Second pulley from the top)

EDIT: I know it says 2000 Camaro but the 3.8's are the same as your 99 and share the same belt/pulley layout
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Put a socket wrench on the tensioner bolt and rotate the tensioner arm to relieve the tension. Remove the belt, reverse the process to put it back on.
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Ok that sounds good, I cant just leave the belt partialy on so I dont forget? Im nervous about messing up haha
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Ok that sounds good, I cant just leave the belt partialy on so I dont forget? Im nervous about messing up haha
Isn't there a diagram under the hood on top of the radiator for how the belt goes?
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ya you can leave the belt on all the other pulleys but sometimes the slack causes them to come of the other pulleys, if you have any issues, just look at the diagram I posted or the diagram that should be in your engine bay
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Thanks guys, this forum has been pretty helpfull to me since I registered.
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Im pretty annoyed that for what I payed for this alternator I couldve gotten sweet Powermaster online. I guess thats the price we pay for convienience.
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Doing the alternator swap is like a 15 minute job. It's pretty easy. Wound up having to do it over the summer. I was surprised how easy it is on our cars. Good luck.
Be VERY careful with the tiny wire coming out the back of the alt.
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Well I did it, too easy. Thanks again guys. Still pissed I coulda had a Powermaster dress up type, but I need my car running now. Ohhhh well.
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