Re: serpentine belt adjustment, '90 T-Bird
Thanks for all the replies. I went back to work on it after posting
my note - and with brute force from a couple of long screwdrivers, I
was able to get it on, but its good to know there's a tool for the
belt, as I suspect this car's going to need one sometime in the next
On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 20:25:34 -0500, "Sharon K.Cooke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> anybody out there know how to adjust the serpentine belt on a '90
>> T-Bird? I'm replacing the alternator, and even with the top tensioner
>> removed the belt is so freaking tight, I can't get the bolts into the
>> alternator. There has to be an adjustment, yet I can't seem to figure
>> out where, unless it is the torx bolt on the bottom tensioner, i.e.,
>> where one would have to be a contortionist with a whole lot more of
>> hours in the gym than I've got.
>Pull the tensioner over with a 1/2" breaker bar at the square 1/2" hole in the
>tensioner bracket. Take the belt OFF the alternator pulley, THEN change the
>alternator complete, THEN replace the belt using the breaker bar & tensioner.