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02-13-2008, 12:12 PM
where do i loosen up the belt on 3100?? im puttin in a new alternator and couldnt figure how to get it off....dummy question, i know.....

02-13-2008, 01:39 PM
On the tensioner pulley there is a slot that you can stick a 3/8"drive ratchet into. Just push that off to the side and it will take the tension off of the belt. A ratchet or breaker bar with a longer handle will work well. They also make a tool for it. It is relatively inexpensive ($30ish at most) and most auto parts stores rent them.

Hope that helps!

02-13-2008, 02:06 PM
If it is the same as the 3400 it is located almost directly below the alternator pulley about half way down on the engine.