How to Use a Tensioner on an Alternator Belt?

Answer A belt tensioner is a spring-loaded device on some engines that holds a specific amount of tension on the serpentine drive belt or accessory belt while the engine is in motion. Too much tension on ... Read More »

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How to Troubleshoot an Alternator Belt Tensioner?

The alternator belt tensioner on all vehicles has the same responsibility. It is the main component that keeps the belt tensioned inside the alternator pulley and other accessory pulleys. As the be... Read More »

How to Adjust an Alternator Belt Tensioner?

Your car's alternator belt will stretch over time; eventually, it will start to slip. This condition can mean your alternator is not producing the right amount of electricity to power your car's el... Read More »

How to Set the Alternator Belt Tensioner on a 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva?

The alternator belt tensioner on a 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva also applies tension to the serpentine belt for all the accessories on the engine. The tensioner is a spring-loaded mechanism with no serv... Read More »

How to Install a New Belt Tensioner With Pulley for Serpentine Belt on Plymouth Voyager V6 Mid 1990 Early 2000 Years?

Typical serpentine belt...Over time, the "spring in the tensioner" wears out, weakens and the serpentine belt wears, stretches and may slip; it may come off in rain or in water puddles or may cause... Read More »