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post #6 of Old 04-04-2009
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I use a hammer with a long wooden handle (like a rubber mallet) and tuck it under my leg while using a motor mount as a fulcrum. It takes a bit of practice, and it's a LOT easier if you can do it from above as opposed to from the front, but it can be done. From the front, I would suggest something like three feet of 1 X 1 wood. Lift up with your knee as indicated above (not on the actual alt case) and tighten with a long spanner and a rachet.

I confirm that I've got the required "belt should move no more than a dime's thickness by hand" more by reading the voltage output than by feel.

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