alternator belt

melsg5

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it depends on which water pump/crankshaft pulley the belt is turning on. If it is the pulley closest to the fan, loosen the top alternator bracket bolt and pivot the alternator to release the tension on the belt. Then remove the belt by going around the fan blades. If it is not the pulley closest to the fan you will have to remove what ever other belt is in the way.
 
If you also have power steering, you should replace that belt also, since you have to take the power steering pump belt off to get at the alternator belt. If you have usable factory air you might want to change that belt out also. The first two thumbnails show what bolts to loosen. You shouldn't have to completely remove the bolts to get the belts on or off. Once the bolts are loose, the power steering pump and alternator can be moved in their brackets to allow enough slack to get off the old belts and replace them with new ones. Once reinstalled and tightened you should have less than 1/2 inch of slack when you press down on each belt.
 

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melsg5

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welcome to the world of older cars and parts stores no longer stocking things for them. May I recommend www.amesperf.com for stuff you can cant find locally.
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