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The AC belt on my 94 Spirit has gotten quite loose and I was looking for a way to tighten it back up again. I looked in my Haynes manual and it doesn't really mention how to adjust the tension for the AC belt. Is there a way to do it? My AC isn't working so I could just get away with cutting the belt, but I don't like doing things that way.
 

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As I recall there is a square notch on the bracket where you can insert a ratchet and simply hold the tension while tightening the bolt. It's easier if you have a helper hold the tension while you tighten the bolt. It usually took me a few tries before I got it just right.
 

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Why isn't your AC working? If the compressor's already locked up, then tightening the belt will just make the belt burn off.
 

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No pressure in the system. The compresor still turns freely (by hand)
 

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The A/C tensioner has two hold-down bolts on my '95 Spirit, meaning you have to back the pivot bolt and both hold-down bolts off before you can move the tensioner. There's a 1/2" hole for a breaker bar or similar; I would go with that over a ratchet, simply because there's more room to tighten those bolts back up while the hand (or hands, if you have a helper, which is ideal) is out of the way of the wrench/ratchet. 15mm on these, IIRC.
 
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