1998 Pontiac Sunfire

I just replaced my alternator and also my serpentine belt. The belt I got at the parts store is a Goodyear Gatorback belt.

It is a little thicker than the standard 5 ribbed belt and thus a little shorter. My worry is that my tensioner seems almost maxed out. I can only move it about 1/2 a cm. Before it is maxed out.

What is the standard " play" in the tensioner supposed to be?
February 21, 2007.

Sounds a little tight but not much, the belts are made to stretch, over time it will loosen up a bit, tensioners almost max out when the belt is on, sounds like it will be ok, let it run and watch it just to make sure its ok before motoring

Feb 22, 2007.