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How do I loosen the power steering belt and replace it?

How do I release tension on belt so it can be changed

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Jack up the passenger side and remove the tire. Remove the splash shield. You will see the bolt that holds the power steering pump tight on the adjuster on the bottom side of the pump. Loosen that bolt. Pull down on the belt and the pump should move toward the engine and the belt will be loose enoug to remove. To install use a pry bar in between the pump and the engine. There is a lot of plastic so be aware of where you are prying. One the belt is tight tighten the adjuster bolt. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

Posted on Feb 19, 2012

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SOURCE: Need to take power steering belt off

the pulley that doesn't appear to drive anything is the tensioner

Robert

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SOURCE: I cant get the tensioner to loosen on my 02 toyoata camary 2.2l

i believe its a 15mm racthet on the tensioner . just put it on the tensioner and pull it down to loosen the belt

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SOURCE: Belt seems too short,already loosened alternator as much as possi

there is a bolt attached to the idler arm, if you get the right size socket and a good wrench, you have to pull the idler arm. it will pull the entire tensioner and the belt will be loose

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: can't change power steering belt on 2001 toyota echo

take a look some pullies are spring loaded and it may require a ( not recommend unless stuck) but a pry bar. if spring loaded is the case there should be a tool that you could rent that is use for prying the pulley.

Note: make sure to release slowly so not to damage pulley.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

SOURCE: replacing the serpentine belt on a 2003 toyota

The arm on the tensioner (the roller which presses against the belt to give it tension) should have a hole in it for a 1/2" drive on the end of a ratchet or breaker bar.

Inserting the ratchet or breaker bar in this hole will allow you to move the arm, releasing the tension on the belt.

Charlie

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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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.
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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
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Fig. After the adjusting and fixed bolts are loosened, rotate the pump . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine

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Fig. Serpentine belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.0L engines (except 1998-00 Galant models)


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
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  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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