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Good morning venerable V owners.

I've done some searching in order to replace my alternator. My understanding is that I can remove the intake and throttle body to achieve the clearance needed to maneuver out the old alternator once I crack it loose.

In order to loosen the belt, I wanted to confirm that I need to rotate the tensioner on the passenger side of the vehicle towards a direction in order to generate slack.

I've found a post that said to turn it clockwise towards the driver side with a breaker bar and then I found a screenshot in a post that stated to turn it counter clockwise towards the passenger side.

Two questions:

1) Is it a self tightening tension system where I'm not loosening or adjusting the sliding position of the tensioner (like I'm used to dealing with on other cars I've had)?

2) Is it the very left (outboard of the idler) or the upper left one (above the idler just outboard of the upper pulley) in this diagram?

Thank you in advance!

Cheers.
 

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Good morning venerable V owners.

I've done some searching in order to replace my alternator. My understanding is that I can remove the intake and throttle body to achieve the clearance needed to maneuver out the old alternator once I crack it loose.

In order to loosen the belt, I wanted to confirm that I need to rotate the tensioner on the passenger side of the vehicle towards a direction in order to generate slack.

I've found a post that said to turn it clockwise towards the driver side with a breaker bar and then I found a screenshot in a post that stated to turn it counter clockwise towards the passenger side.

Two questions:

1) Is it a self tightening tension system where I'm not loosening or adjusting the sliding position of the tensioner (like I'm used to dealing with on other cars I've had)?

2) Is it the very left (outboard of the idler) or the upper left one (above the idler just outboard of the upper pulley) in this diagram?

Thank you in advance!

Cheers.
Highlighted yellow is the one for accessory belt.

Highlighted in green is the SC and it comes off easy to get to the other belt.

Arrows are the directions they need to move.

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