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Illustration #430

Hold the alternator steady and check the tension. When it is correct retighten the bolts.

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    Checking, adjusting and refitting drive belts

    Drive belts always stretch a little in use, because of the strains put on them by driving the water pump and generator, as well as the fan itself if it is in the system. Age and continual flexing also cause belts to crack and deteriorate. Read more

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