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Old 04-23-2010, 02:47 PM
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Default How do i tighten the alternator (serpentine) belt?

I have a 98 accord LX and somehow the bolt that holds the alternator came half way out and i cannot align the other side so i can put the bolt in. How do i loosen the belt so i can put the bolt in?
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I4 or V6??
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I4, there is a bolt right below the alternator i think it's the auto tensioner but it didn't do anything and it's loose
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Which bolt are you talking about? 4, 5, or 6?

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Number 6, the upper mounting alternator bolt it comes out in between the power steering belt, i see in a manual i just found that there is an adjusting bolt but i tried to loosen it and nothing happened.

Any thoughts on how i can put that bolt back in?

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you need to loosen up the 12 mm nut ( # 10 ) in the picture, also loosen up the 14 mm bolt ( # 6 ) then back off 10mm bolt ( # 5 )

once belt is loose,( or slip the belt off ) it will make it easier to move the alt around and do whatever you need to do
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Ok i will give that a shot after i eat, thanks.
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It worked, after i loosened the nut, #10, the belt loosened and i was able to screw in the bolt completely and re-tighten the belt. Now it does not squeal when i start it up or have the a/c on. Thank you all very much for your quick replies.
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