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3.0 1997 acura replace power steering belt

Stripped side mount bolt

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SOURCE: belt replacement 1990 acura integra

Ok, you will need a 10 mm socket and extension and a 14 and 15 mm wrench. One of the "idler" pullies is actualy an adjustable tension pully. loosen the center nut on the pully, and then begin loosening the 10 mm bolt from above. as you loosen it, the pully will drop, and soon enough you can slip the belt off.
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Ac Belt diagram for a 1997 Acura intrega


Inspect the drive belt(s) every 30,000 miles or 24 months. Determine the belt tension at a point halfway between the pulleys by pressing on the belt with moderate thumb pressure. If the deflection is found to be too much or too little, perform the tension adjustments.
On some Acura models it will be necessary to work from beneath the vehicle when servicing the accessory drive belts.
Before adjusting, inspect the belt to see that it is not cracked or worn. Be sure that its surfaces are free of grease and oil. If contamination is present, belt replacement is recommended.

  1. Push down on the belt halfway between pulleys with a force of about 20 lbs. The belt should deflect: 0.16-0.41 in. (4-11mm)-on Integra and 0.22-0.45 in. (5.5-11.5mm) on all other models.
  2. Adjust the belt tension by loosening the adjusting bolts.
  3. Next loosen any mounting bolts and/or nuts that may hinder adjustment.

3.0CL models have automatic tensioners therefore no belt adjustment is required.
  1. To adjust the alternator belt tension on Integra, loosen the adjustment lock bolt and move the alternator with a prybar positioned against the front of the alternator housing.

WARNING Do not apply pressure to any other part of the alternator or damage may occur.
  1. To adjust the tension on all other accessory drive belts (all Acura models except 3.0CL), loosen the adjustment lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt (if applicable) as required.

Do not over tighten any of the belts. Damage to the pulley's bearings may result.
  1. After obtaining the proper tension, tighten the adjustment lock bolt.
  2. Tighten all other bolts and/or nuts that were loosened in the adjustment process.

See Figures 6 through 13

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Fig. Fig. 6: Location of adjusting mechanism for the A/C belt on the Integra's 1.8L engine

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Fig. Fig. 7: Alternator belt adjustment-Integra

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Fig. Fig. 8: Power steering belt adjustment-Integra

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Fig. Fig. 9: A/C compressor belt adjustment-Integra

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Fig. Fig. 10: Alternator belt adjustment-3.2L engine

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Fig. Fig. 11: Power steering belt adjustment-3.2L engine

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Fig. Fig. 12: A/C compressor belt adjustment-3.2L engine

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Fig. Fig. 13: Belt routing and alternator belt adjustment-2.5L engine


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the driven accessory's pivot and mounting bolts.

If removing the alternator belt on a 3.0CL, pull back on the belt tensioner with a commercially available tool.
  1. Remove the belt.
  2. Install the belt by moving the accessory toward or away from the engine until the tension is correct. You can use a wooden hammer handle, or broomstick, as a lever, but do not use anything metallic, such as a prybar. Certain models may utilize an adjusting bolt to do this work for you. Simply loosen the mounting bolt and turn the adjuster.

On 3.0CL pull back on the tensioner to install the belt, the tension is automatically set.
  1. Tighten the bolts and recheck the tension. If new belts have been installed, run the engine for a few minutes, then recheck and readjust as necessary

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  1. Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
  2. Pivot the alternator inward and remove the belt from the vehicle. To install:
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  4. Holding the alternator in place to maintain tension, tighten the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
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  2. Pivot the power steering pump inward and remove the drive belt. To install:
  3. Install the drive belt.
  4. Holding the pump in place, tighten the adjusting arm bolt and the mounting bolts.
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  2. If not equipped with an idler pulley, loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts.
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Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998
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(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet, which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
  2. Siphon as much power steering fluid out of the reservoir as possible.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Remove the splash shield from the right front wheel well.

Fig. 1: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the pump-with Variable-Assist steering


Fig. 2: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the pump-without Variable-Assist steering
  1. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the pump.
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Fig. 3: Typical power steering pump front bracket attachment
  1. Remove the power steering adjusting bolt.
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  5. Remove the wheel speed sensor sealing grommet from the right inner fender.
  6. Disconnect the speed sensor wiring.
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If not equipped with anti-lock brakes, the hole will just have a sealing plug.
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  2. Remove the power steering pump drive belt.
  3. Remove the power steering pump and the front bracket as an assembly.
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  1. Install the power steering pump and bracket.
  2. Reinstall the bolt at the adjusting slot, but do not tighten.
  3. Reinstall the bolt mounting the power steering pump to the rear mounting bracket, but do not tighten.
  4. Reinstall the power steering pump top bolt, but do not tighten.
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Fig. 4: Install a new O-ring gasket on the hose fitting
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Loosen (but do not remove) the power steering pump mounting bolts and remove the drive belt.
  2. Remove the pressure switch connector from the side of the pump.
  3. Disconnect the pressure line.
  4. Unbolt and remove the pump from the mounting bracket.
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  1. Clean all parts well. Inspect the pump pulley for cracks. Check the hoses carefully for cracks or signs of weakness.
  2. Install the pump, wrap the belt around the pulley and lightly tighten the mounting bolts.
  3. Replace the O-rings and connect the pressure line. Connect the pressure line so the notch in the fitting aligns and contacts the pump's guide bracket. Tighten the fitting to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  4. Connect the return line and secure with the clamp.
  5. Fasten the pressure switch connector.
  6. Adjust the power steering belt for proper tension and tighten the adjusting bolts.
Use only MOPAR ATF PLUS automatic transmission fluid type 7176, ATF+3 automatic transmission fluid, or equivalent, in the power steering system of Sebring coupe and Avenger models.
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