How to Loosen an Alternator Pulley Nut?

Answer An alternator provides power to your vehicle while charging your vehicle's battery. The alternator turns via a belt that runs over the top of a drive pulley. When changing a bad alternator or insta... Read More »

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How to Loosen a Tensioner Pulley?

Many parts of a car's engine, including the alternator and power steering pulley, are connected by a serpentine belt. To replace one of the parts connected to the serpentine belt, the belt tensione... Read More »

How to Loosen Crankshaft Pulley Bolts?

The crankshaft pulley has the very important job of driving the serpentine belt -- or the standard accessory belts -- for the engine components. Some crankshafts perform double duty by serving as a... Read More »

How to Loosen a Tension Pulley on a 1997 Cavalier?

The Chevrolet Cavalier was introduced in 1982. The 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier base model was equipped with a 120-horsepower, 2.2-liter in-line four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission... Read More »

How to Loosen an Idler Pulley on the 2000 Dodge Caravan?

The serpentine belt on a 2000 Dodge Caravan runs all of the engine's accessories, including the air conditioner, water pump, power steering and radiator fan. The idler maintains constant pressure o... Read More »