Mechanics

ALTERNATOR

1998 BMW 323 • 6 cylinder 2WD Manual • 130,000 miles

I need to replace my alt. My problem starts with the tensioner, how do I loosen it? I can take the small belt off with no problem. But the belt that the alt is on, on the front of the tensioner it dont have a hex thing for the tool to go in. Is there a cap on the front that I have to take off or is there a special tool that I need. Thanks
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Mpetruescu
August 30, 2011.



If you don't have the hex tool you can buy a metric allen wrench to fit then ucut it anduse a socket, or if you can fit a large bar or screwdriver on it to move it down shold work. Also if you have some large torx bits they will work in lew of an allen wrench.

Hmac300
Aug 30, 2011.