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2002 Nissan Altima: changing out the alternator..tensioner?..belt on

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We are changing out the alternator on our 2002 Nissan Altima. Where is the tensioner? We can''t get the belt on!
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  eric replied 9 years ago.


Is it a 2.5 or 3.5L engine?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to eric's Post: 2.5
Expert:  eric replied 9 years ago.


The 2.5L engine has an automatic tensioner. Rotate tensioner clockwise with appropriate size wrench to release tension. Install belt on all pulleys except the alternator pulley, then rotate tensioner clockwise and install belt on alternator pulley.


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