Question about 1994 Isuzu Rodeo
How to tighten?
Before tightening, check to see how long the expected lifetime of your belts are; adjusting a cracked, stretched belt can lead to its failure; a failure that can be more than surprising if it occurs while you are in a curve at speed.
With no hydraulic boost, the steering wheel can be very difficult to turn at all.
Check along the path of the belt and look at any other accessories a belt is serving. One of these (often the steering pump itself), will have two mounting bolts; one as a pivot, the other for adjustment and that one will have a fairly obvious slot arrangement. Both bolts (or nuts) need to be loosened, then the pivot bolt retightened to the point that the assembly can just be moved so tension can be adjusted and if the pivot has the right amount of tension on it, the assembly will stay put while you tighten the adjustable bolt.
The correct tension will normally be described in the service manual and an after-market manual can be had from Haynes or Chilton for ~$17-$30 US and found at any chain auto parts store or on line. The belts are set to allow a certain deviation (inches or mm) from their path under a specified pressure.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most likely the belt and pulleys are shiny if you look at them, replace the belt, while you have the belt off try and clean the glaze off the pulley groves, this will make the new belt "grip" better and avoid slipage.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
SOURCE: power steering noise
The belt is almost assuredly to tight and needs to be loosened just a hair. It is hard sometimes to get the tension just right. Try looseneing it a bit and hopefully that will help. I have had the same problem in the past.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
hi,try to adjust the belt tension, find 3 fastening loosen,with help of fri bar pull,then adjust the tension or replace with small diameter if possible,ty
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
You have to get to it from under the car. Remove the plastic cover piece. There are 5 bolts that need to be loosed to tighten the belt. The bolt at the top of the bracket, the two pivot bolts going into the pump, 1 bolt that is up in the rear bracket of the pump, (bracket bolts to the block) and the bolt that holds the tensioning adjusting bolt on the front of the pump bracket. Turning the long bolt adjusts the position of the pump. All bolts should be 13mm head bolts. The "hidden" bolt on the back bracket xan be reached by using a deep well 13mm socket and a 3 inch extension. The others with a wrench or socket.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.
Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine
Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine
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