You're kidding, right? You loosen the short bolt near the top of the alternator. This is the bolt that passes through a long, curving slot in a long, curving mounting bracket. Once this is loosened, not removed, you can tilt the alternator toward the center of the motor, bringing the pulley closer to the next pulley around which the belt is looped. Grab the belt and pull it around the alternator pulley. Now tilt the alternator back to where it was. This will take the slack out of the belt. You'll have to push pretty hard against the alternator to get the belt tight. Once it's tight, tighten down the bolt you loosened. Now, find the longest stretch of unsupported belt and push against the belt to see how tight it is. It shouldn't be so tight that it doesn't move at all. You want about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch of slack, but absolutely NO MORE THAN 1/2 AN INCH! If it doesn't fall within these measurements, you need to loosen the bolt and adjust the tension again. That's it. It should be fairly obvious unless you have a car with one of those new-fangled serpentine belts. In that case, same method applies, it's just more complicated to keep track of all the pullies and belt loops.
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
Look at accessory drive belt alternator is driven by this belt
disconnect battery. remove the belt, remove the plug in the back, remove the bolts holding it on. then reverse procedure.
if your looking at you engine from the front view it goes your power steering belt followed by your alternator belt then at the back bottom is you a/c belt
first unhook the battery, then release the automatic belt tensioner and remove the belt, then unbolt the alternator and disconnect the wiring from the alternator....to reinstall, reverse the removal procedure
get a wrench that fits the tensioner and pull it back until the belt has enough slack to go on the alternator
Relax belt by holding automatic belt tensioner with large socket and/or breaker bar
If it's the alternator belt, loosen the bolts holding the alternator in place, then use something like a hammer handle to pry the alternator away from the engine which will tighten the belt. Hold the pressure on the alternator while tightening the bolts. This is a general procedure, not specific to 1996 dodge.
the alternator belt is the one all the way in the back. You have to loosen the power steering pump, A/C idler pulley, and then loosen the alternator.
You will need to bolt the alternator into your 2001 VW Jetta engine. Connect the wiring harness to the back of the alternator. Put the serpentine belt on to the alternator. Tighten the belt.
What belt? Drive belt is easy, just loose the 3 bolts on the alternator, pry the alternator forward, put the new belt on, pry the alternator back, and tighten the bolts. Power steering belt is much more difficult.
Disconnect the battery negative terminal. Remove serpentine belt. Remove bolts to alternator and positive cable at alternator and harness. Remove alternator. Reverse procedure to install.