Re: Replace belt tensioner pulley on 1994 buick skylark
You need to put a piece of wood underneath the oil pan and place a jack underneath the oil pan/motor, loosen the motor mounts that are next to the belts, then raise the motor enough to reveal the nuts/bolts for pulley...just dont raise the oil pan so high that you crush it or break something, only enough to be able to reach tension pulley...
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Re: Replace belt tensioner pulley on 1994 buick skylark
THERES ONLY ONE WAY TO DO IT.IF ITS THE RIGHT TOOL IT SHOULD FIT.DONT TAKE THE PULLEY OFF OF THE TENSIONOR,JUST GET THE TENSIONER WRENCH ON THE PULLEY NUT,RELEASE THE TENSION TO REMOVE THE BELT. (YOU MAY HAVE TO MOVE THINGS OUT OF YOUR WAY TO GET TO THE TENSIONER)
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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.
1.Disconnect the battery by turning the positive terminal bolt in a counterclockwise direction with a 10mm socket wrench. Disconnect the terminal nut on the alternator by turning it counterclockwise with an open-ended wrench. Store the terminals away from the battery.
Disconnect the Intrigue's serpentine fan belt by pressing on the tension pulley arm firmly then working the belt out from underneath the idle pulley. Release the tension pulley arm so the belt will have enough slack to be removed from the alternator pulley wheel.
Remove the mount bolts by turning the nuts counterclockwise, holding the bolt head with a socket wrench. Slide the bolts out of the mount arms. Replace the alternator with a new unit by positioning it into the mount arms and sliding the bolts through the mount holes. Tighten all nuts securely.
Replace the drive belt by wrapping the belt around the alternator pulley wheel then pressing on the tension arm to slide the belt back underneath the idle pulley. Release the arm and the belt will tighten to an automatic adjustment.
Reconnect the alternator's wiring harness connection by placing the terminal over the connection bolt and securing the nut clockwise with a small wrench. Reconnect the battery by turning the terminal bolt clockwise with a 10 mm socket.
Just follow these steps to remove and replace the alternator. You will need this tools, Serpentine belt tool, Battery wrench, Lug wrench, Floor jack, Jack stand, Socket set,
Open the hood, locate the serpentine belt tensioner and move the tensioner off the serpentine belt with the serpentine belt tool. Slip the belt off the tensioner pulley with your other hand and then slowly move the tensioner back to its normal position. You can pinpoint the location of the belt tensioner by following the belt routing diagram, printed on the fan shroud.
Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery with the battery wrench. Push the cable end away from the battery so it doesn't make contact during the repair.
Turn the lug nuts on the right-front wheel counterclockwise until they're loose enough for hand removal, but leave them on for now.
Lift the right-front end with the floor jack and support it on a jack stand placed underneath the right-front frame. Remove the lug nuts and right-front wheel by hand and set them aside.
Slip the serpentine belt off the alternator pulley by hand. You can access the alternator through the wheel well. Unplug the wiring harness from the alternator by hand and remove the ground strap with your socket set.
Remove the alternator mounting bolts with your socket set. Lift the alternator out of the engine well, through the wheel well. Insert the new alternator in reverse of how you removed the old one.
Thread the alternator mounting bolt through the new alternator and into the alternator bracket by hand. Tighten the bolts with your socket set.
Attach the alternator ground strap with your socket set. Plug the alternator wiring harness in by hand.
Slip the serpentine belt over the new alternator pulley. Reinstall the wheel and lug nuts by hand. Lower the Taurus of the jack stand with the floor jack.
Move the belt tensioner aside again and place the belt on the tensioner pulley with your free hand. Hold the belt on the pulley and slowly move the tensioner back to its normal position. Reconnect the negative battery cable to the battery.
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 alternator belt.
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.
Hello, Alternators are a car part that can be very costly to fix because of labor costs. But with an hour or two of time and a little elbow grease, you can do it yourself. And to replace the alternator follow the following steps below:
Step 1. Pull your car into the garage or your work area. Turn the car off and let it sit for a while to cool.
Step 2. Begin by disconnecting the negative cable of the battery.
Step 3. Remove the serpentine belt from the pulley on the alternator. Do this by using a socket wrench to turn the serpentine automatic belt tensioner so that it allows slack in the belt. Then simply slip the belt off the alternator pulley.
Step 4. Locate and disconnect all the mounting bolts on the alternator, use a vehicle specific manual if you have any trouble.
Disconnect all wires attached to the alternator then remove the alternator from the car.
INSTALLING NEW ALTERNATOR.
Step 1. Slide the new alternator into place. Do not worry about the serpentine belt yet.
Step 2. Replace the bolts that held the previous alternator to secure the new one in place.
Step 3. Attach the wires to the new alternator the same way they were attached to the old one.
Step 4. Adjust the serpentine belt tensioner the same direction you did in Section One to put slack in the belt. Wrap the belt around the pulley of the new alternator and then remove the socket wrench from the automatic belt tensioner.
Step 5. Inspect the belt to be sure it is not snug and follows the path required in the pulley and belt configuration diagram.
Step 6. Hook the negative battery wire back to the negative terminal on the battery.
Nothing has to be removed. Just relieve the tension on the belt and it will come off. Find the tensioner pulley and pry it back. Look for a square hold where you insert a 1/2" ratchet. If you find none look for a way to pry it back. All you have to do is relieve the tension.
The Tensioner Pulley Bearings are failing and either the Tensioner Pulley or the Tensioner Assembly (Pulley, Arm and Base) must be removed and replaced.
Click on the following free direct Link. It has several of the Serpentine Belt Diagrams and Tensioners that are possible with your 4.3L V6 engine. http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1998/make/gmc/model/jimmy/1998_gmc_jimmy_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm 1. Remove the Serpentine Belt. "HOW TO": Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with a Tensioner: A. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link) B. 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. C. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys. D. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.
Removing the Tensioner Pulley: See the Diagrams in the Link. After the Belt has been removed, with the Tensioner resting: DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE TENSIONER: IF the Tensioner Pulley itself HAS a Bolt Head showing, SOME of these bolts can be removed and the Tensioner Pulley replaced. IF the Tensioner Pulley itself DOES NOT HAVE a Bolt Head showing, then go to the Tensioner Base located at the end of the Tensioner Arm. This should have a Bolt Head Showing. Remove this Bolt and the whole Tensioner Assembly will com off.
When replacing the Tensioner Assembly - MAKE SURE you place the protruding "nipple" on the underside base of the Tesnioner into the appropriate cavity on the engine face. Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners: 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
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