On my 90 VW Passat there are a total of 4 bolts that hold the alternator in place. Two at the top left are associated with the slotted metal bar that is used to slide the alternator back and forth to slip off the belt. The other two at the bottom (right and left) of the alternator are what you need to loosen to allow the alternator to pivot back and forth along the slotted bar. Loosen the top bolt first then the remaining two at the bottom to release the tension. You may need to use minor (hand) force to pivot the alternator then slip off the belt. Note you will need some long box mm wrench's to reach the bottom bolts. Remember also if you end up removing or changing your alternator that you disconnect the negative on your battery first.
You must first loosen the alternator, do not remove it. remove the alternator tension screws top and loosen the bottom screws DO NOT REMOVE push the alternator toward engine, for the a/c belt you must loosen the belt tension pulley and move it. replace in reverse order
loosen the serpretine belt tension and remove the two bolt that hold the alternator
You have to loosen the tension on the belt by loosen the nut normally found on the pulley located by the motorblock, manifold or even by the alternator pulley it's self.
loosen the tension on the belt with the tension pulley, remove the belt then disconnect your wires from the alternator then take the 3-4 bolts, holding the alternator on, off. then do the opposite to put the new one back on
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.
To reach the alternator on a 2000 Honda Civic loosen the adjustment bracket. Pull the loose belt off then loosen the bolts for the alternator. Replace the alternator.
disconnect the battery source first, disconnect the wiring on the alternator, then loosen the bolts on the mounts to loosen the belt. then loosen and remove the bolts. remove the alternator, and replace with new one.
To replace the alternator belt on a Citroen Berlingo, you have to locate the tensioner. You can loosen it to replace it.
Ajustment bolt is located at the bottom of power steering pump.
Loosen bolt in tension pulley, then loosen tension bolt. Replace belt. Tighten tension bolt. Last, tighten bolt through pulley.
Disconnect the 1982 Regal alternator. Loosen the alternator bolts and slide to release belt tension. Put new belt on ( you may have to remove other belts to gain access) and pull the alternator sideways to put medium tension on the belt while tightening the bolts. Reconnect the battery.
My suburban has a automatic tensioner therefore I need to do is take the tension off with a long wrench and slide the belt from underneath it and replace it with the new one. The tensioner is right by the water pump. If not then you will need to loosen the alternator bolt and drop the alternator to loosen the tension. Trust me manuals can be your best friend!!
the belt tensioners are on the alternator and the air conditioner. On the alternator, you would have to loosen the 2 bolts that are on the tension bar. On the air conditioner, you would have to loosen the tension bolt and you would also have to loosen a bolt that is behind the air conditioner pulley. You would have to turn the pulley to get the holes to line up to the bolt to loosen.
your fan belt may be connected to your alternator if so loosen alternator romove belt put new one on and pull alternator back until proper tension is aqquired tighten
Suggest replacing all the belts also. 1st belt, remove coolant res. loosen the pulley next to the res. then there is a tension bolt behind it. get under the car, the alternator is right there on the passenger side. possible under a small shield. loosen all the bolts on the alternator, then there is a tentioner on the alternator. loosen that, remove belt, then take out the rest of the bolts, along with the plug and the ground wire to the alternator. for the P/S belt, loosen the other pulley 14mm, and then the tention bolt is another 12mm.
AnswerThere are three bolts involved. The top bolt located closest to the engine is your Pivot bolt. Loosen that bolt so the alternator will pivot downward when you unlock it. Speaking of unlocking, there is another bolt located on the bottom of the alternator, loosen and remove this bolt. Finally, on the front of the alternator there is a tension adjustment bolt. Loosen that until the belt clears the pulley so that you can remove it. You don't have to remove the tension bolt, just loosen it. Once the belt is removed make sure to disconnect any wire/plugs, etc from the alternator, remove the pivot bolt and viola! Installation is the reversal.
if the car doesn't have an automatic tensioner than if the belt is around the alternator pully you loosen the bolt holding the alternator on and move the alternator to tighten the belt.
The alternator on a 1986 Honda Civic is located in front of the engine. Unplug the battery and remove the alternator belt. Loosen the alternator bracket and remove the plug to the alternator. Replace the unit.
To replace the alternator on a 1995 Honda Civic disconnect the battery. Disconnect the wiring from the alternator. Loosen the adjustment bracket so the belt has slack. Remove the alternator belt along with the mounting hardware. Pull the alternator and replace it.
Loosen the tension on the belts, unbolt the old one, bolt in the new one, and retighten the belts.
you have to loosen the top alternator bolt alowing the alternator to swing forward loosening the belt
You will need to loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. Slide the alternator to the left to loosen the alternator belt. Take the alternator belt off and reverse the process to install the new alternator belt.
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.
Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and the tension-arm bolt. Push the alternator so the pulley tightens the belts. Tighten the tension-arm bolt, and then the mounting bolt.
There is a tensioner bolt that you need to geta wrench onto to loosen the tension on the belt. After that you get underneaththe vehicle and remove the retaining bolts and drop the alternator a little to disconnect the plug on the back. Install is reverse...