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1974 Datsun 620 l18

 

Changing my belt and loosened the bolt on the alternator bracket but the alternator won’t move to get it closer to the other pulleys so I can slip the belt on. Any suggestions 

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By the way you said it, it sounds like you only loosened the adjuster bolt.  Did you loosen the 2 underneath connected to the bracket that is bolted to the block?

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No I didn’t. Do I also need to loosen those to be able to move the alternator to give me slack to put the belt on? 

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Yes .... you need to loosen all 3. .   

I usually tighten the top one first once I tension the belt then tighten the ones underneath....

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1 minute ago, ratsun777 said:

Thanks I’ll give it another go once this rain stops

Ya crawling under to get those 2 bolts will suck in the rain.... 

Dont take them all the way out if you dont have to, just crack them loose... 

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The bolts one front and one back that go in the bottom holes. The alternator swings on them like a door. Once the belt is adjusted, press hard with thumb in middle of belt between pulleys and it should move about a belt width, tighten these two bolts again. I think they are 17mm

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