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Serpentine belts have an automatic tensioner, which cannot be adjusted. But your problem sounds like poor alternator performance, have it checked, at your local parts store most do it for free.

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Q: How do you adjust the serpentine belt tension on your 1992 town car which you think is causing engine to die when you turn on heat and fan?
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