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the belt only goes around the crank pulley and alternator pulley
the alternator and belt are located at the bottom of the engine on the passenger side looking at the timing belt side
how do you replace 1997 alternator belt
first you must loosen a 12mm bolt behind the pulley of the ac compressor, its a little tough to get to, but you can get it with an extended wrench, then loosen up the ac compressor bolt, pry it forward if it doesnt do it automatically, take your timing belt off, then go to your alternator bolt unerneath the alternator, loosen it rock it forward and pull off your belt, obviously reverse everything you just did to put it back together P.S. you can pretty much rebuild the geo storm engine with a 12mm wrench, lol
Inside the alternator
look into chiltonsonline.com or get yourself a haynes repair manual at any autopart store.!
The power steering pump has two adjuster bolts. Loosen the top bolt, and then the bolt underneath the pump (facing from passenger side) to give the belt some slack. The alternator has two adjuster bolts and one bolt to hold the bracket to the alternator. Loosen the bottom bolt (next to the belt), then loosen the top adjuster bolt. You should then be able to move the alternator towards the motor to slack the belt.
Where is the tensioner
Timing Belt.... Check all your belts.
You have to find the alternator then look at where it is connected to the motor there will be a slide mechanism that you will have to loosen which will release the slack on the belt so you can get it off.
Check the alternator.
There is no fan belt; the fan is electric. See the question/answer about changing a serpentine (alternator) belt. You may need to remove the passenger side engine splash shield before you can reach the alternator bolts from below. I just work from above to avoid crap falling down into my eyes as I'm looking up, but I also don't have an A/C compressor in my way. For a VIN "6" engine (the 1.6L SOHC) loosen the alternator hold-down bolt (nearer the firewall, above the alternator), loosen the alternator pivot bolt, move the alternator towards the engine, take off the old belt and put on a new one. Set a reasonable tension on the belt and re-tighten the bolts.