Serpintine belt ok....New Battery......Clean cables.......Belt tension ok....Inspected fuse center under hood...ok...........applied belt dressing on belt....sometimes the emblem will stay on steady or it will flash off and on,,,,,,,driving me nuts....
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Re: Battery Emblem shows on message center
Could be a Loose Battery cable. or even the terminal of the Battery where the Cable screws in could have come loose. If these are OK then Try Removing the ECM Fuse on the Fuse Panel for 2 or 3 Minutes to Reset the Computer. Let me know what U get.
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First get the new part and also a new belt.,small tube of blue lok-tight..Use safety glasses and work on cold engine..You can also disconnect negative cable from battery for safety in case you drop a tool on alternator and create an arc that could blow a fuse or worse..set parking brake and in park...Look at belt configuration and draw your own picture of the routing...However you should have a small sticker under hood that shows you the correct routing...You will need a good long slim Ratchet to remove belt and tensioner.also regular socket set with short well metric sockets..They make a special slim tool to remove and install belt..It makes it a lot easier...Remove belt...,remove tensioner...Pay close attention how tensioner sets in place..Install new tensioner in same position..use blue lok-tight on bolt threads to mount tensioner..torque it tight but not too tight,,.Install new belt.,Make positively sure belt sits in all grooves of all pulleys while routing..Double check routing again to make sure belt is perfectly set in all pulleys..Tug on belt with hand to make sure all is good and fit....Make sure all tools are removed from under hood before starting engine .......Start engine to verify all is correct...
change the idler pulley . its held on by a bolt in the center of the pulley. the bearings are sealed so you can't grease them. but first you have to take the tension off the serpintine belt. that is also another pulley located below the idler.don't know what size bolt on a ford but use a long wrench grab the bolt on the tensioner push to the right like you were tightening it. that will release the tension on the belt. don't take the belt all the way off just off the idler pulley. change the pulley and do tha same to reinstall the serpintine belt. if the belt comes all thr way off under the hood or on the front around the top of the radiator there will be a schematic that shows you how the belt should go around everything. let me know what happens. sometimes the tensioner pulley will grind also so be sure your changing the right pulley
check condition of belt. If a "v" belt the back of the belt must be level with the top of the pulley otherwise the belt slips under load and it take power to drive an alternator while charging check belt tension and adjust if necessary. If a serpintine belt-multigroove make sure the belt is properly tensioned
Open the hood of your Prizm and
locate the negative battery terminal on the battery. Loosen the clamp
bolt on the negative battery cable end with a wrench and remove the
cable from the battery terminal. Isolate the battery cable from the
battery terminals while you are working.
Locate the serpentine belt
tensioner on the front of the engine; it is on the left as you look at
it from the front. Place a breaker bar and socket on the bolt in the
center of the tensioner and rotate it counterclockwise, releasing the
tension on the belt.
Slide the belt off the
tensioner, rotate the tensioner back to the free arm position, and then
remove the belt from the rest of the pulleys. Discard the old belt and
install the new belt onto the pulleys, paying careful attention to the
Rotate the tensioner
counterclockwise with the breaker bar and socket, then slide the belt
onto it. The path for the belt is printed on a sticker placed under the
hood of the car, normally on the radiator support, so be sure to follow it if you are unsure how the belt is routed.
Rotate the tensioner clockwise,
allowing it to tighten the belt. Remove the socket and breaker bar from
the tensioner, then install the negative battery cable on the battery
terminal. Tighten the clamp bolt with a wrench and close the hood.
This is how
to replace the power steering belt in 1995 ford explorer. 1.
Disconnect the negative battery cable from the negative post on the
battery. Loosen the retaining bolt with a socket and ratchet, then
remove the cable end from the terminal. Isolate the cable end from
the battery to prevent accidental starting of the engine while you
are working. 2. Locate
the serpentine belt tensioner on the front of the engine and attach a
socket and ratchet to the mounting bolt in the center of the pulley.
Rotate the tensioner clockwise to relieve the tension on the belt.
Remove the belt from the pulleys while holding the tensioner away
from the belt. Discard the old belt. Release the tensioner, slowly
rotating it to the home position. 3. Install
the new serpentine belt over all the pulleys except the tensioner
pulley. Rotate the tensioner clockwise and slide the new belt onto
the tensioner pulley. Slowly rotate the tensioner counterclockwise,
allowing it to tighten the belt. 4. Remove
the socket and ratchet from the tensioner pulley. Install the
negative battery cable on to the negative terminal of the battery.
Tighten the retaining bolt with a socket and ratchet. 5. Start
the engine, verifying that the belt is mounted correctly and running
true over the pulleys.
The detailed solution provided below will be of great help to you,just follow the steps carefully;
1.Raise the hood of your Subaru and support it with the prop rod. Locate the negative battery cable at the negative battery terminal. Remove the retaining bolt from the battery cable end with a wrench and separate the cable from the terminal. 2.Find the serpentine belt tensioner on the front of the engine and place a socket on the apex bolt in the center of the idler pulley. Attach a breaker bar to the socket and rotate the tensioner clockwise until the belt is loose, then remove it from the pulleys. Rotate the tensioner back to the home position and let it sit there for now.
3.Install the new serpentine belt over all the pulleys except the tensioner pulley. It is important that the belt follow the correct path over the pulleys. If you are unsure of the path, look for the sticker under the hood with the belt-path diagram on it.
4.Rotate the tensioner clockwise far enough to install the belt around the pulley on the tensioner, then slowly rotate the tensioner back to the home position. The tensioner will tighten the belt correctly and no adjustment is required.
5.Install the negative battery cable back on the negative battery terminal and install the retaining bolt. Tighten the bolt with a wrench, then close the hood.
look at the pic under the hood or in a book. for the route the belt travels.. if the tensioner has good spring in it and has good travel. Its ok...take the belt to a auto parts store. And have them look up the right belt and compare the 2 belts for the one might have streached.hope i helped you .