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Belt tentioner pully bolt

Is there a shim or spacer between were the belt tentioner bolts on to the engine. they replaceed the tentioner with a new one but the belt rides on the outer lip of the new pully now. but all other pullys on the engine the belt is riding perfect. its like they may have droped a washer or spacer when they took off the old one.

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You will need to take it to some one that has a hydraulic press and nessecary adaptors as you have to put it on the same way.Pressed on and pressed off

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SOURCE: how to remove pully to the left of the water pump

If I remember correctly, that should be the pulley for the power steering pump, You're going to need to remove the power steering pump to get to it.

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You should be able to get the information you need, and the bolt too, from your local dealer.

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I am not familar with your particular vehicle so what I provide is general guidance. I am addressing this for a serpentine belt (not to be confused with a timing belt). If you removed any of the pulleys in replacing the belt check and make sure you put the pulley on correctly. It is not that difficult to reverse a pulley when putting it on. If you losened a pulley or tensioner then go back to those pulleys and make sure the pulley is lying flat against its mount. Take a look at which pulley is out of allignment compared to the others. The one pulley that is out of allignment is where your problem is. If you did not remove or losen any pulleys (only losened a tensioner) in pulling the belt just go ahead and put the belt back on and see what happens. If it was a timing belt you were talking about you would never just try putting it on as poping a serpentine belt is not a big deal but pop a timing belt can ruing your engine.

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I own an 86 v6 fiero, not an 84 4-cyl like yours probably is.
If you have the old belt, and it broke in one place, just wrap it around the alternator or whatever pulley you were talking about and see where it reaches in a snug position (as it was approximately installed before it snapped)

If there are two pulleys on the same shaft, just pick whichever one is square to the other connecting pulleys. Or just check to see if one shows signs of use or is rusted/dusty (like it hasn't been used recently).

How many pulleys are there total? Water pump, alternator, drive, a/c...4 total? One serpentine belt for all? Give me some more info
and I'll let you know what to do if you haven't figured it out by now

Posted on May 28, 2010

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