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How do you loosen the tension on the alternator belt of a 1996 Cavalier?

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My son just bought a '96 Z24 and we had to have the alternator rebuilt. I tried several tools to get at the tensioner wheel and came up with the following:

I put a box end wrench on the bolt in the center of the tensioner wheel, then slipped a short piece of pipe (2 ft) over the other end of the wrench and used it for leverage to move the tensioner wheel and loosen the belt to slip it off the alternator.

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