Belt Tension Release Arm

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Snap-On YA9350B Is that what I need to release the belt tension on the alternator belt for a 2002 Honda Accord V6? I've tried an open & closed end wrench but to no avail (won't reach inside the tensioner to the bolt). I checked at AutoZone & O-Reilly but they don't have one with a 14mm socket which is what I believe is required. I also want made in USA. Any other sources? Thanks,
 
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I am not a professional mechanic so not daily use. Thanks for the Lisle & KD Tools ideas along with the link. I'll see what they have to say re: domestic vs. import. As I said, AZ doesn't have the tool kit with a 14mm socket.
 
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The gearwrench sounds like a good idea and I really liked the idea of zip tying the wrench in place while you change the belt. I just changed the tensioner on my Saturn and a long handle 14mm worked just fine. I'm not even sure that a breaker bar and socket would have enough room to get to it though.
 
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