i think I might have to take it to a shop to get it done quick so i can get back on the road, just hoping it won’t be too expensiveHard to say.
Some cars, easy one person job, although get a diagram going first before removing old one.
My 2004 Dodge Ram, needed two people, one to get underneath to hold tension on the tensioner bolt; the other person to get the belt over the last pulley.
Seems rather overkill. All you need is a socket driver--but maybe a good option if you don't have one.If anyone wants to do this pretty easily, I would suggest loaning a belt tensioner tool from one of the automotive stores. Makes taking the tension off the tensioner very easy, and doesn't cost anything.
I can't recall right now, but I either didn't have enough room for a socket and ratchet driver, or enough throw to just use a long wrench. Maybe my belt was extra tight, but I needed the long throw of the belt removal tool, to take enough tension off the tensioner, to remove, and replace my belt, when I changed my alternator.Seems rather overkill. All you need is a socket driver--but maybe a good option if you don't have one.