We are replacing the alternator on my 98 Nissan Sentra. We have read in the Haynes book that there are two screws to loosen to allow the drive belt some slack. We have seen these and loosened them, but they will not move down into the slot they run on-- like they are all gunked up. So that won't allow the drive belt to slacken. And we can only get one side of the alternator bolted on because of the belt tension.
Is there a trick we are missing? Should we coat the whole thing with WD-40 and let it set for a while in the sun? Or should we do an ancient Indian serpentine belt dance? We dunno- any solutions or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Sunday, January 28th, 2007 AT 12:16 PM