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Belt removal or change

I have Honda Prelude 1989 model and i need to remove and replace the belt from power steering motor and main engine to be able to remove and repalce the belt from ACU, Alternator and main engine. I tried some tips in replacing these things but no to avail n it was unsuccessful. Please help

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I'm not 100 percent possitive but i assume you will have to loosen the tensioner to serpetine belt and it should have a adjustment and just loosen the adjustment. if thats the case you can jump the power steering belt off and back on by prying it with a screw driver and rotating the crankshaft pully

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Hi, you have to remove the power steering pump to get the alternator out. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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See Figure 4
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive cable.
Remove the power steering pump.
  • Drain the fluid from the system as follows:
    1. Disconnect the pump return hose from the reservoir and place the end in a large container. Plug the port in the reservoir.
    2. Start the engine and allow it to run at fast idle. Turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times, until fluid stops running from the hose. Shut off the engine immediately; don't run the pump without fluid.
    3. Reattach the hose.

  • Disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses at the pump. Remove the drive belt.
  • Remove the mounting bolts/nuts and remove the pump.
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    Fig. Fig. 1: Once the drive belt and mounting nuts/bolts are removed from the pump, it can be removed from the engine

    1. Unplug the multi-connector from the back of the alternator.
    2. Remove the terminal nut and remove the wire from the terminal.
    3. Loosen the through-bolt, adjustment locknut, and the adjusting bolt.
    4. Remove the belt from the alternator.
    5. Remove the adjustment nut and bolt.
    6. Remove the through-bolt and the alternator.

    Fig. Fig. 4: Alternator mounting on 1994-95 Accords

    To install:

    1. Fit the alternator into place. Install the through-bolt and tighten it to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    2. Install the adjustment bolt and nut.
    3. Install the belt and adjust the tension. Tighten the locknut to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    4. Connect the wire to the terminal and tighten the nut.
    5. Engage the multi-pin connector to the alternator.
    6. Install the power steering pump.
      1. Install in reverse order. Adjust the belt tension, fill the reservoir and bleed the air from the system. Tighten the bolts/nuts to the following:

        1984-85 Accord and Prelude pivot bolt 32 ft. lbs. (45 Nm); adjusting nut 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) 1986-89 Accord pivot bolt 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm); adjusting nut 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) 1986-87 Prelude pivot bolt and mounting nut 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm) 1990-93 Accord through bolt 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm); mounting nut 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) 1988-91 Prelude mounting nuts and bolts 35 ft. lbs. (49 Nm) 1994-95 Accord mounting nuts 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm) 1992-95 Prelude mounting nuts and bolts 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
      2. Properly enable the SRS system, if equipped, and connect the negative battery cable.


      1. Make sure the reservoir is filled to the FULL mark; do not overfill.
      2. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
      3. Turn the steering wheel from side-to-side several times, lightly contacting the stops.
      4. Turn the engine OFF .
      5. Check the fluid level in the reservoir and add if necessary.
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  • Place the block of wood on the floor jack, then push the jack under the engine. Jack it up enough to contact the oil pan, to support the engine. Remove the accessory drive belts by loosening the accessory drive belt tensioner to relive tension on the belts. Lift the belts off the pulleys. Remove the left engine mount using the appropriate socket.
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