I posted this on the 1st Gen page, and thought it might be fun to post this here too.
This neat idea was on a little Youtube video of mechanics top hacks.
I tried it today and it really does help - so I wanted to share it with all of you
Simply tie off the insane serpentine belt to the hood of your ride with a bungee cord and it'll keep it connected to all the other pulleys while you make your repairs. I had to take the alternator off this '91 Cutlass Ciera to replace a simple bypass hose and that bungee cord kept that belt in place. All I had to do was replace the alternator and hold the belt till I had enough slack to slip back over and all was done! Easiest time I have ever had with one of those belts ever!
Now all I gotta do is remember this trick the next time....