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It is fairly straightforward on the M113 V8s. I can't remember if that automatic tensioner has the 15mm socket spot on it just under the tensioner pulley or not. The tensioner is located on the driver-side lower but next to the power steering pump pulley. Move it from YOUR right to left, when facing the engine and remove the belt. Put the new belt on starting at the crank pulley. The rib side routes all the way around the idler pulley-from the crank shaft, Power steering pulley, top guide/idler pulley and then alternator on the lower right(passenger-side). The back or smooth side goes around the tensioner and water pump.fan pulley. I hope that helps.
Screaching could be the belt, the belt too tight. It could be a pulley or a tension pulley. Belt dressing for the belt might help and try lithium grease for all the pulleys .
Your alarm is possibly tied into your radio system and of course the ignition. Depending upon the system, type in what kind of system it is or the serial # of it on the Internet and it should tell you how to reset or correct it through your radio system . Also, sometimes you can take the battery cables off for 10 minutes and then put them back on and it may reset it . If not get the name and manufacturer and serial number or model number of the system and look up there 1-800 number and they will assist you.
Locate the two belts on the left
side (passenger side) of your Mitsubishi Lancer. The outer belt is a
serpentine belt, operating four pulleys and the inner belt is your
Follow the serpentine (outer)
belt to the three pulleys lined up vertically near the front of the
engine compartment. Locate the middle pulley, which is the tension
pulley for the belt.
Loosen the bolt on the middle
pulley with a socket wrench by turning counter-clockwise. Do not remove
the bolt, just turn it a couple of times. Loosen the tensioner bolt on
the side of the of the pulley, facing the front of the vehicle.
Remove the serpentine belt and
then loosen the bolt on the alternator. With the alternator loose, move
it forward so that the alternator belt loosens up and then remove belt
from the pulleys.
Install the new alternator belt
by placing it over both inside pulleys. Tighten the tension on the
alternator belt by moving the alternator back and keeping tension on it
by holding it back with a long screwdriver. While the alternator belt is
tight, use a socket wrench to tighten up the bolt on the alternator.
Place the serpentine belt back
on the pulleys and then use a socket wrench on the bolt on the front of
the tension pulley. Once the serpentine belt is tight, tighten up the
bolt in the middle of the tension pulley.
Start the Mitsubishi Lancer's
engine to test the alternator belt and make sure it is working properly.
Once you have verified it is working, turn the engine off.
Open the hood and locate the belt tensioner. The serpentine belt drive is located on the front of the engine on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The spring-loaded belt tensioner on the 1998 Contour is located slightly to the left of and below the water pump pulley Release the tension on the belt using the serpentine belt removal tool. On vehicles equipped with the 2.5 liter V-6 engine, snap the 3/8 inch-drive adapter onto the removal tool. Slip the tool into the square, 3/8-inch hole in the end of the tensioner arm. Rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. While holding the tensioner back, remove the belt from one of the pulleys. Release the tensioner, remove the belt from the remaining pulleys and pull it out of the engine compartment Snap a13 mm socket adapter into the belt removal tool for the 2.0 liter, four cylinder Contour. Place the tool onto the 13 mm bolt that holds the tensioner pulley to the tensioner arm and rotate the tensioner clockwise. While hold the tensioner back, slip the belt off one of the pulleys. Release the tensioner, slip the belt from the remaining pulleys then remove it from the engine compartment Route the new belt around the pulleys, according to the belt routing guide. The belt routing guide on the 1998 Contour is located on a decal on the left (passenger side) strut tower. If this decal is missing, or unreadable, the belt routing guide can also be found in your service manual. Rotate the tensioner pulley one more turn to allow the new belt to slip under the tensioner pulley. Check the belt for proper alignment on the pulleys. It should lay flat on the pulley and not overhang the edges. If the belt must be repositioned, release the tensioner and reposition as needed.
Check to ensure the Sienna's engine is cold, then make sure
the Sienna is in park, the ignition is in the off position and the key
is removed from the ignition to prevent any possibility of the engine
engaging during the serpentine belt replacement.
Open the hood and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram
sticker on the side of the engine casing. Study it for a moment before
removing the existing belt. It is essential the new belt be installed
exactly as the diagram indicates.
Find the tensioner pulley, the main pulley that controls the
serpentine belt, and fit a 1/2-inch socket wrench over the
self-tensioner on the outside of the pulley.
Pull the wrench to the left to move the pulley forward, which loosens the belt, then remove the belt.
Compare the old serpentine belt with the new, replacement
belt for length, width and number of grooves on the belt's underside. Be
certain the replacement belt is the right part.
Fit the new belt on to each pulley according to the
serpentine belt routing diagram on the manufacturer's sticker, or
according to the drawing made prior to removing the old belt. Fit the
new belt on to the tensioner pulley last, again applying pressure on the
pulley's self-tensioner with the half-inch socket wrench to loosen the
Release the pressure on the self tensioner and allow the
tensioner pulley to ease back into place, thereby tightening the new
serpentine belt with the appropriate tension.
You place a breaker bar, large screw driver, pry bar, etc...in the notch that is located on top of the tensioner pulley.....The tensioner pulley is located on top of engine near the firewall on the passenger side of car...if you stand at the passenger side of your car and look at your serpentine belt following it around towards the firewall (windshield) the tensioner pulley is at the apex and there is about an 1 1/2" notch at the top of that....that is where you would put your pry bar and you would pull back ( towards the front of your car) on that tensioner and you will see the serpentine belt loosen. I can post a picture is you need one....
look on the side where all of your belts are your water pump will be housed behind a pulley. look for your lower radiator hose it attaches to the water pump housing this will give you a good idea where its located. if you have all of the proper tools you could do it in about 1 hour to 1and a half hrs.
If this car has a v-6 (2.5). You have to loosen the belt tensioner. It is located along the side of the passengers wheel well. Turn the passengers tire outwards, and kneel down. Look inside the wheel weel, and about the same line of sight as your eyes when you look in there you will see, a bolt, and a pulley, with a bolt in the center of the pulley. Loosen the pulley bolt first, and then loosen the tensioner bolt, Pun on belt careful to watch the routing, and pull pulley tight, with hand, and then tighten the tensinner bolt. Belt should be taught, but not very tight. Then tighten the pulley bolt.