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Experience:  Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked 8 years as a Formula 1 engine engineer.
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How do I tighten my alternator on my 2005 xl-7

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how do I tighten my alternator on my 2005 xl-7
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do I tighten my alternator belt on my 2005 suzuki xl-7
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


the alternator should be on a pivot with a sliding top bolt , loosen all bolts so you can swing the alternator out to tension the belt, and replace the belt if its cracked or shiny

you then swing the alternator out to achieve belt tension so it deflect about 10mm when pressed with reasonable pressure mid way along its longest run