Accessory belt loose

Tiny
JCCXCCJ23
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  • 2002 BMW 325
  • 2.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
I had installed a new alternator and put the belt back into place. Now there is slack in the belt. Did I loop it wrong? It is the XI model.
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 AT 3:52 PM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I am Danny.

Here is the diagram you are I believe you are looking for. I have attached a picture. Hope this helps and let me know if this works for you. Feel free to ask any other questions and thanks for using 2CarPros.
Danny-

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
JCCXCCJ23
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Yes, it worked however, I stripped out the bolt hole holding the hydraulic tension-er in place. Do you think it will be okay or if there is a method to fix the grooves in the bolt hole?
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Thursday, August 9th, 2018 AT 11:16 AM
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KEN
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Bummer, you will need to install a Helicoil to fix the stripped bolt hole. Here is the kit you need make sure you get the correct size. Should be 8mm 1.25 thread.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LMAXFU/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B018LMAXFU&linkId=816cc6f8bfaf345a947ef3eb6637f702

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken

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Saturday, August 11th, 2018 AT 2:27 PM

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