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Dodgegirl94
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Aug 10, 2013, 12:43 PM

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Hello, we have a 1995 Olds Delta 88. The alternator went out and I am going to replace it myself but as I'm looking at it, it doesn't have a tension pulley. I know that it means the alternator get adjusted back or forward to put the right tension on the belt, but when I replace it, how can I be sure its the right tension? Besides disconnecting the battery, what else should I do/watch out for?


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Aug 10, 2013, 1:59 PM

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The belt is tightened by an automatic tensioner. The automatic tensioner is a spring loaded arm with a pulley on the end of it. You have to rotate the tensioner against its spring pressure to get the belt off.







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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Aug 10, 2013, 2:12 PM)


Dodgegirl94
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Aug 10, 2013, 3:29 PM

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WOW!! That's awesome! Thank you! Where do you find those kind of maps?!


Hammer Time
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Aug 10, 2013, 5:08 PM

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