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How do you replace the alternator on a 1997 Grand AM SE and is there a belt tensioner tool that takes care of providing the proper tension to the belt?


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2015-07-15 21:22:21
2015-07-15 21:22:21

autozone has a belt tensioning tool. i swapped out my alternator in less then half an hour in the autozone parking lot. they have the tools, and if you have a question theyll help you out.


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The 93 Acclaim has a serpentine belt. The tensioner below the alternator is what keeps the tension. If you have not tension I would replace the belt first and then check the tensioner.

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It should have a spring loaded automatic tensioner, if the spring is broke replace the tensioner arm assembly

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Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.

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It uses a spring loaded belt tensioner I believe. The tensioner is automatically set. IF there is not enough tension, then replace the tensioner. The belt may be stretched and need replacment however.

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If the tensioner isn't working right, you replace it. Tension is determined by the tensioner and is not adjustable.

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