Mechanics

WHICH COMPONENT IS BEING MOVED WHEN TENSIONING THE DRIVE BELT ON

1993 Plymouth Sundance • 110,000 miles

I am trying to add tension to the alternator belt. When I turn the tension screw nothing happens. Do I need to pry the component, and what is the component that should be moving. I have loosened all necessary bolts, still no movement or tightening is being noticed.
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Hunterrm71
January 21, 2012.



Which engine do you have?

Caradiodoc
Jan 21, 2012.
I have a 4cl. 2.2l

Tiny
Hunterrm71
Jan 21, 2012.
I have a 4cl 2.2l engine

Tiny
Hunterrm71
Jan 21, 2012.
First you have to loosen the lock nut in the middle of the 3" round disc under the alternator, then turn the adjusting bolt clockwise. It is below and in front of the alternator. That bolt will pull the up. You'll need a swivel socket to get on that bolt.

Caradiodoc
Jan 21, 2012.
Should have read, "the bolt will pull the alternator up".

Caradiodoc
Jan 22, 2012.