1986 Oldsmobile Ciera how to remove serp. Belt?

Tiny
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  • 1986 OLDSMOBILE CIERA

Electrical problem
1986 Oldsmobile Ciera 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 86523 miles

Alright so my alternator burned out and I had to go buy a new one. Me and my buddy replaced it but forgot about putting on a new belt, and it tore to shreds the next day. We bought a new alt belt but can't get it on because the serp belt is in the way. So my question is how do I remove the serp belt so I can then put on the alt belt?

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 AT 11:41 PM

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Tiny
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There is a belt tesnionier that is on a pivot. When you turn it, the belt will loosten to release the tension.

Check out the belt routing site on this page. It will identify components.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe

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