96 Skylark alternator

Tiny
CJPA32@GMAIL.COM
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  • 1996 BUICK SKYLARK
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
I cannot fit the serpentine tool laterally into my 96 skylark 3.1 how do I relieve tension to remove alternator? Thanks in advance for any advice
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 7:21 PM

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Tiny
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Place square drive of ratchet in tensioner rotate see diagram
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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Thanks doc, but this wouldn't work for me. I ended up pulling the belt up with my hands, and then wedging something ( the serp tool) under the pulley to hold it up. Probably the most barbaric way of doing things, but it worked. Now I'm on to some new electrical problems. This 500 dollar car may not be such a great deal after all. :(
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 11:32 AM

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