anybody out there know how to adjust the serpentine belt on a '90
T-Bird? I'm replacing the alternator, and even with the top tensioner
removed the belt is so freaking tight, I can't get the bolts into the
alternator. There has to be an adjustment, yet I can't seem to figure
out where, unless it is the torx bolt on the bottom tensioner, i.e.,
where one would have to be a contortionist with a whole lot more of
hours in the gym than I've got.
Recheck the belt routing.
Don't try to bolt the alternator on under tension. Remove
the belt, bolt the alternator on, loosen/rotate the tensioner(s)
enough to slip the belt on the alternator, then tighten/release.