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What are you trying to replace?
You have successfully removed the old alternator, but are having trouble tightening the bolt now?
Removal of the windshield washer reservoir is not indicated and I have never had to remove it on a corolla that I can recall. If you would like, I can probably find you a video for the replacement of the alternator from start to finish if that would help you.
toyota corolla doesn't make a DX, are you working on a honda civic?
is this for a toyota corolla or honda civic?
OH... alright. Which engine does it have? Is it the 1.8L?
Alright. I'm really sorry, I didn't realize you were from Trinidad. I can't find any information on your car, but there are definitely differences between your 02 corolla and our 02 corollas. Ours have automatic tensioners. You are correct though in that you have to loosen up the alternator in order to tighten the belt. I am going to open this question in case someone else here has a diagram or something that can help you.
Yeah.. problem is also that you won't be able to tighten it up good enough even if you do successfully loosen it. Something will have to be removed to allow you the room to get a ratchet in there. I don't suppose you could upload a picture of what your up against?
They are transverse here as well. Most cars now are. Could you provide me a link to your set up?
Yes. you can upload right here
I am not positive since I have never experienced this on your end, but there is a link to upload files..
If you took a picture, I would like to see the picture you took