the way I do it makes it EZ I take the top bolt out of the alternator and push it back then go around all your pulleys but the one in the middle that adjusts the tension. after you get it on all but that one push that one down and it should slide right on (mine does).just don't forget to put the bolt back in your alternator.
need diagram for 1994 chevy truck serpentine belt?
Put the serpentine belt on to the pulleys of your 1994 Chevy engine. Tighten a serpentine belt with the tensioner pulley.
Providing your cavalier has a 2.2l, this is what your looking at.
This diagram is under the hood. Look for it
Replace serpentine belt on Chevy avalanche?HOW
If you have a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder, the water pump is under the alternator on the passenger side and below the serpentine belt tensioner.
follow the instructions on the fan shroud
Remove serpentine belt. Remove alternator. The bolts that hold the tensioner on are under the alternator.
the 3.1 liter v6 and the 4 cylinder both have sepentine belts
GOOYEAR BELTS HAVE A DIAGRAM ON THE BACK OF THERE PACKAGE Sometimes these diagrams can also be found under the hood of your car. In my 1990 cavalier this sticker was located in the area where the serpentine belt goes on.
The Alternator is mounted solidly to the engine. It does not adjust. You have to use a wrench to pry back the Serpentine Belt Tensioner ,, remove the belt ,, and then remove all of the bolts that hold the Alternator on.
Get the Haynes/Chiltons manual. It should be there. Or go to the automotiveforums.com website.