Apply a wrench to the center bolt on the pully and turn it will adjust the tension.
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.
Remove the upper through bolt of the alternator, remove the bottom bolt of the alternator by unscrewing the nut. Slide the belt off pulley. Install the new alternator. Replace and tighten the bolts (You will need to use a torque wrench to tighten to the proper foot-pounds of torque. You can find the torque specs for you bolts by going to a Honda forum). Adjust the tension bolt until there is enough tension on the belt (if not enough tension you will hear the belt squeak when you stat your car).
The alternator is rotated on it's pivot to adjust belt tension.
If it is a serpentine belt, the tension is automatically adjusted by the tension idler. If the belt is loose then the tensioner needs replacing. If it is a normal drive belt, then the alternator is mounted on a slotted bracket that allows you to adjust the position of the alternator. You can loosen the bolts and adjust the tension on the belt.
If the truck doesnt have a tensioner than you must adjust the alternator
If it is a drive belt and not a serpentine belt is has no tensioner. You manually adjust the tension by normally adjusting tension by moving the alternator. Loosen to bolts holding the alternator in place and then adjust the tension. Tighten the bolts when the tension is right. If it is serpentine belt if you follow the belt around the the engine you will see the tensioner.
Loosen the upper and lower alternator mounting bolts. Turn the adjustment bolt on the lower left-hand side of the alternator. You should only be able to bend the belt 90 degrees at its longest run, in the middle. When done adjusting, tighten the upper and lower alternator mounting bolts.
How To Replace Alternator on 98 to 02 Honda Accord V6 Coupe or Sedan One of the common symptoms for bad alternator is that all your dash lights will turn on while you are driving. = Removal: = * Ensure you have the anti-theft code for the radio. * Disconnect the battery negative cable first and then disconnect the battery positive cable. * Move the auto-tensioner "A" to relieve tension from the alternator belt "B" and remove the alternator belt.* Disconnect the condenser fan motor connector "A" from the condenser fan shroud.* Remove the condenser fan/shroud assembly "B". * Disconnect the 4-pin connector "A" and black wire "B" from the alternator.* Remove the mount bolt "A" and alternator bracket mounting bolt "B". Remove the harness clamp "C" from the alternator bracket.* Now you can remove the alternator. Depending upon the clearance you have, it might take a few tries before the alternator comes out of the car. = Installation: = * Follow the removal steps in reverse order to install the the alternator. * Adjust the alternator belt tension or the alternator AC belt tension. * Enter the anti-theft code for the radio.
In order to take off the existing alternator belt you must take off the power steering belt first. For each belt (the alternator belt and the power steering belt) you will need to loosen a couple of bolts that hold the belts tight. There is also a bolt used to adjust the belt tension that you must adjust. I would purchase a CHILTON or HAYNES maintenance manual from an auto parts store or a book store. It will explain this very well and it has pictures.
In the center arm rest is a cover at the bottom that can be removed to expose the emergency brake cable, and a nut to adjust the tension.
turn the brake piston to adjust. adjust all the way down.