Question about 2000 Mazda Protege
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Look in your engine compartment. Should be a little diagram there, either on the strut tower, the radiator support, or the underside of your hood. Let me know what you find out.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 Mazda Protege replace belts
Tightening the alternator and the power steering belts on a Mazda is not too hard, but if you need to tighten them, you probably need to replace them too.
I recommend you go to an auto parts store and buy a third party repair manual for the 200 Mazda Protege. ~$15.00.
It covers changing/tightening belts pretty well.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Click on the following free direct Link. It has the correct Serpentine Belt Diagrams for your 1997 Mazda Protege depending on your Engine Size (1.5L or 1.8L) and Options (AC/No AC etc.).
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Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.
Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Because serpentine belts use a spring loaded tensioner for adjustment, belt replacement tends to be somewhat easier than it used to be on engines where accessories were pivoted and bolted in place for tension adjustment. Basically, all belt replacement involves is to pivot the tensioner to loosen the belt, then slide the belt off of the pulleys. The two most important points are to pay CLOSE attention to the proper belt routing (since serpentine belts tend to be "snaked'' all different ways through the pulleys) and to make sure the V-ribs are properly seated in all the pulleys.
Although belt routing diagrams have been included in this section, the first places you should check for proper belt routing are the labels in your engine compartment. These should include a belt routing diagram which may reflect changes made during a production run.
Fig. 2: Relieve the belt tension by pivoting the automatic tensioner away from the belt, then remove the belt
Fig. 3: Verifying serpentine belt alignment in the pulley
Fig. 4: Fig. 1 Accessory V-belt routing (alternator) — Mazda MPV 3.0L engine
Fig. 5: Fig. 2 Accessory V-belt routing (power steering) — Mazda MPV 3.0L engine
Fig. 6: Fig. 3 Accessory V-belt routing (A/C compressor) — Mazda MPV 3.0L engine
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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