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.
See Figure 4 EXCEPT V-6 MODELS
Disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive cable.
Remove the power steering pump.
Drain the fluid from the system as follows:
Disconnect the pump return hose from the reservoir and place the end in a large container. Plug the port in the reservoir.
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.
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.
Fig. Fig. 1: Once the drive belt and mounting nuts/bolts are removed from the pump, it can be removed from the engine
Unplug the multi-connector from the back of the alternator.
Remove the terminal nut and remove the wire from the terminal.
Loosen the through-bolt, adjustment locknut, and the adjusting bolt.
Remove the belt from the alternator.
Remove the adjustment nut and bolt.
Remove the through-bolt and the alternator.
Fig. Fig. 4: Alternator mounting on 1994-95 Accords
Fit the alternator into place. Install the through-bolt and tighten it to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
Install the adjustment bolt and nut.
Install the belt and adjust the tension. Tighten the locknut to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
Connect the wire to the terminal and tighten the nut.
Engage the multi-pin connector to the alternator.
Install the power steering pump.
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)
Properly enable the SRS system, if equipped, and connect the negative battery cable.
Make sure the reservoir is filled to the FULL mark; do not overfill.
Start the engine and allow it to idle.
Turn the steering wheel from side-to-side several times, lightly contacting the stops.
Turn the engine OFF .
Check the fluid level in the reservoir and add if necessary.
Connect the positive battery cable, then the negative cable.
the negative battery cable and lay it to the side, ensuring that it
does not touch metal. Jack the Prelude up and support it with jack
stands. Remove the left front wheel using the lug wrench. Remove the
lower splash guard using the appropriate socket.
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.
Unbolt the speed control actuator, but leave the control cable connected. Lay it
of the way. Remove the alternator wiring from the valve cover by
lifting it out of its wire loom. Unbolt the valve cover and carefully
lift it off. If the rubber gasket looks dry, rotten or has cracks in it,
replace it. Remove the upper timing belt cover using the appropriate sockets.
Remove the power steering pump, but do not disconnect the
power steering high- and low-pressure hoses. Lay the pump out of the
way. Work the dipstick back and forth to pull it out of the hole. Lay it
Number the spark plug wires so you know where they go when
you put the Prelude back together. Pull the wires off the plugs. Remove
the plugs using the spark plug socket. Stick the long screwdriver in the
No. 1 cylinder spark plug hole--the hole closest to the timing belt.
Turn the engine crankshaft counterclockwise until you feel the piston
push the screwdriver up to the top of the piston bore. The screwdriver
will stop moving when it is at the top. Check the timing marks on the
flywheel. The pointer located in the hole should line up with the hash
mark on the flywheel. If not, turn the engine over once again until the
piston is at the top of the bore, and the marks will line up.
Crankshaft Balancer: Service and Repair
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Release the accessory drive belt tensioner (3).
3. Remove the drive belt (5) from the engine.
4. Remove the power steering gear from the vehicle.
5. Remove the starter motor.
6. Remove the power steering cooler bolts from the front crossmember.
7. Remove the power steering cooler from the front crossmember and reposition.
8. Release the air conditioning (A/C) belt tensioner (10).
9. Remove the A/C drive belt (1) from the engine.
10. Remove the crankshaft balancer.
1. Install the crankshaft balancer.
2. Install the A/C drive belt (1) to the engine.
3. Install the power steering gear.
4. Install the power steering cooler to the front crossmember.
5. Install the power steering cooler bolts.
^ Tighten the power steering bolts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.)
6. Install the starter motor.
7. Lower the vehicle.
8. Install the accessory drive belt (5) to the engine.
9. Connect the negative battery cable.
^ Tighten the negative battery cable bolt to 15 Nm (11 ft. lbs.).
10. Program the Transmitters.
Start with the power steering belt it takes a 12 mm socket for the bolt in the power steering . also loosen the bolt on the power steering pump pulley. remove the radiator lower fan shroud. It just clips in. pull the power steering belt around the fan and out of the engine compartment then do the a/c belt. That is the best way I know how.
if you are somewhat mechanically inclined you should be able to follow these steps in order I put them. #1 Disconnect the negative battery terminal.#2 Disconnect the electrical terminals from the alternator.#3 Loosen the alternator adjustment and pivot bolts and remove the belt.#4 Remove the bolts and separate the alternator from the engine.#5 Remove the alternator bracket from engine.#6 Remove the fuel filter and any of the vacuum lines in the way.#7 Remove alternator from top of the car.#8 Installation is reverse of removal.