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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Alternator Install Help in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; So I installed a new 270 amp alternator yesterday; but I was having a hard time getting the belt over ...
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    Alternator Install Help

    So I installed a new 270 amp alternator yesterday;



    but I was having a hard time getting the belt over the pulley. I stretched it over it but there has to be an easier way to get it on..

    I noticed that when I pulled the belt, one of the pulley's below moved up a little to accommodate the stretch..

    So how do I make belt installation easier?

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    Re: Alternator Install Help

    That pulley that you seen move is the belt tensioner . Move that and the belt will go on

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    Re: Alternator Install Help

    right, that moving pulley is the tensioner. to put the belt on you put a ratchet or wrench on the nut on that tensioner and turn it to move that pulley up and allow enough slack to get the belt on.

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    Re: Alternator Install Help

    Aight. So it's easier to reach the belt tensioner from the bottom, right? I'm about to take this one out and replace it with a 390 amp; Sweet!

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    390 amp alt, wow!

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    Re: Alternator Install Help

    He's going to do some mobile welding on the side.
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