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Can you be more didnt say what kind of car and what eengine

a bolt that holds the pulley will not cuase a belt to make noise or stop it
chances are you just need to replace the belt(s)

Posted on Dec 03, 2012


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SOURCE: the pulley on my 03 murano fell apart in my drive way, i found everything except the nut nissan wanted order for fri at $8.00 i found it at ace hardware .85 cents

Which bolt? the one holddingg the tensioner to the block? or the smooth pully bolt?

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SOURCE: Upon accelerating, there is a chirping sound

the chirping noise you hear are the belts being loose,adjust the tension on the belts,if the pulley bolt has not loosened up by now ,you dont have a bolt problem-when you have the timing belt replaced ,have the mechanic put some lock-tite on the bolt

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SOURCE: My belt tensioner pulley broke at the bolt that

You should only remove the drive belt shield if you raise the car. Below are step-by-step instructions per the repair manual. Drive Belt Tensioner
Removal & Installation To Remove:

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the drive belt shield at the right wheel well.
  4. Remove the drive belt.
  5. Remove the drive belt tensioner mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the drive belt tensioner.
To Install:
  1. Install the belt tensioner. Torque the mounting bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt.
  3. Install the drive belt shield.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

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I replaced the idler pulley in my car,The bolt that secures the pulley to the tenioner won't lock but tightens.I can get no leverage to get belt on? Any suggestions with out replacing tensioner arm

you don't lever belts at all as it breaks the bindings in the belt
the nut on the shaft that holds the pulley on has to be loosened and then the small bolt at the back of the tensioner mount will move the pulley shaft up or down to adjust the belt tension
so move the pulley shaft to the point where the belt just slips into the pulley groove and then tighten the bolt up until tension is on the belt
tighten up the nut holding the pulley on
If you have the spacer s in the right position then that nut will tighten up securely and retain the tension on the belt

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My crank pulley is loose on 2009 jeep Cherokee how do I tighten

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Please could you give me a diagram of the valve timing of a double O.H.C.on a toyota Rav4 3SFE engine

no year(94-present) stated. and under kia dont help much.

its at, i read all the steps and not skip one, I WOULD.

wild guess, #1 a 2005 RAV4
2.0L 3sfe. inline 4 cylinder, not V6

here is the one i see on the FSM.

my gates belts all come with a manual. RTM?
if you buy the belt at a dealer they assume you have the FSM.
FSM, install, steps
  1. Install the oil pump pulley. Tighten the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  2. Install the crankshaft timing pulley. Align the pulley set key with the key groove of the pulley. Slide on the pulley facing the flange side inward.
  3. Install the No. 2 idler pulley and tighten the mounting bolt to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm). Be sure that the pulley moves smoothly.
  4. Install the No. 1 idler pulley with the bolt and the tension spring. Pry the pulley toward the left as far as it will go and tighten the bolt. Make sure that the pulley moves smoothly.
  5. Temporarily install the timing belt. Using the crankshaft pulley bolt, turn the crankshaft and position the key groove of the crankshaft timing pulley upward. If reusing the timing belt, align the points marked during removal.
  6. Install the timing belt on the crankshaft timing pulley, oil pump pulley, No. 1 idler pulley, water pump pulley and the No. 2 idler pulley.
  7. Install the timing belt guide.
  8. Install the lower (No. 1) timing belt cover and new gasket with the 4 bolts.
  9. Align the crankshaft pulley set key with the pulley key groove. Temporarily install the crankshaft pulley and bolt.
  10. Align the camshaft knock pin with the groove of the pulley, and slide the timing pulley onto the camshaft with the plate washer and set bolt.
  11. Tighten the pulley set bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  12. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align the 0 mark on the lower (No. 1) timing belt cover.
  13. Finish installing the timing belt and check the valve timing, as follows:
    1. If reusing the old timing belt, align the matchmarks made previously and install the timing belt onto the camshaft pulley.
    2. Align the marks on the timing belt with the marks on the camshaft pulley.
    3. Loosen the No. 1 idler pulley set bolt 1 / 2 turn.
    4. Turn the crankshaft pulley 2 complete revolutions TDC to TDC. ALWAYS turn the crankshaft CLOCKWISE. Check that the pulleys are still in alignment with the timing marks.
    5. If the No. 1 idler pulley uses a green tension spring, slowly turn the crankshaft pulley 1 7 / 8 revolutions, and align its groove with the mark at 45 degrees BTDC (for the No. 1 cylinder) of the No. 1 timing belt cover.
    6. Tighten the No. 1 idler pulley set bolt to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
    7. Be sure there is belt tension between the crankshaft and camshaft timing pulleys.
  14. Place the right-hand engine mounting bracket in position but do not install the bolts.
  15. Install the upper (No. 2) timing cover with a new gasket(s).
  16. Remove the engine crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley.
  17. Using SST 09249-63010, or equivalent, install the mounting bolts for the right-hand mounting bracket. Tighten the mounting bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
  18. Align the crankshaft pulley set key with the pulley key groove. Install the pulley. Tighten the pulley bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
  19. Install the spark plugs.
  20. Install the right-hand mounting insulator, as follows:
    1. Attach the mounting insulator to the body and mounting bracket with the 4 bolts and 2 nuts.
    2. Tighten the 3 bolts to hold the mounting insulator to the body. Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    3. Tighten the 2 nuts and bolt to hold the mounting insulator to the mounting bracket. Tighten the bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm) and the nut to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
  21. Install and adjust the power steering pump drive belt.
  22. Install the right-hand engine undercover.
  23. Install the right front wheel.
  24. Lower the engine.
  25. If equipped, install the ABS actuator.
  26. Install the alternator and alternator bracket.
  27. Install the wiring harness bracket for the DLC1.
  28. Install the power steering reservoir bracket and reservoir.
  29. Connect the negative battery cable.
  30. Start the engine and check the timing.

step 13.4 is never to be skipped. ask why., most do. and it fails.


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Torque specs

1) Install the crankshaft pulley.
2) Install the pulley bolt.
To lock the crankshaft, use ST.
(1) Clean the crankshaft pulley thread using an
air gun.
(2) Apply engine oil to the crankshaft pulley bolt
seat and thread.
(3) Tighten the bolts temporarily with tightening
torque of 44 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 33 ft-lb).
(4) Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts.
Tightening torque:
127 N·m (13 kgf-m, 94.0 ft-lb)

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How many foot pounds of torque should i tighten the bolt that holds on the harmonic balance on a 1996 subaru legacy outback

From FSM:

1) Install the crankshaft pulley.
2) Install the pulley bolt.
To lock the crankshaft, use ST.
(1) Clean the crankshaft pulley thread using an
air gun.
(2) Apply engine oil to the crankshaft pulley bolt
seat and thread.
(3) Tighten the bolts temporarily with tightening
torque of 44 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 33 ft-lb).
(4) Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts.
Tightening torque:
127 N·m (13 kgf-m, 94.0 ft-lb)

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There are 3 belts on the truck. The belt that goes around the alternator is not spinning. What could cause this belt not to turn?

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You need to pull out the timing cover. 4-6 hours of work. Here is the step to remove the Cover, then you need to remove the Sprockets.
  1. Remove the oil pan.
  2. Remove the power steering belt if so equipped.
  3. Remove the air conditioning belt, compressor and bracket if so equipped.
  4. Remove the fan clutch (fluid coupling), with the fan and water pump pulley.
  5. Matchmark and remove the crankshaft pulley(s). This bolt will be very tight. Use the counter-holding bar, properly installed, to hold the crankshaft while loosening the bolt. Use the pulley extractor or gear puller to remove the pulley from the shaft.
  6. Remove the water bypass pipe.
  7. Remove the fan belt adjusting bar. If necessary, remove the lower power steering bracket for access.
  8. Disconnect the heater water outlet pipe.
  9. Unbolt the timing chain cover assembly. Be careful to loosen only the correct bolts.

To install:
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  2. Temporarily install the adjusting bar to the alternator. Install the adjusting bar to the chain cover and tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
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  4. Install the water bypass pipe.
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  6. Install the water pump pulley and fluid coupling with the fan.
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Ford 3.9 freestar....I have a belt like squeek around the crankshaft area with the belt removed.What could it be?

It is probably caused by the crankshaft pulley! Have it replaced because it will certainly break down within a short period and can cause severe damge to your car.
inspect it if it is still usable and just need tightening. if not then it could be replaced.
feel the tension on each belt and adjust it to the right tension.
all you have to look is a tension er , loosen the nuts that is holding it and increase the tension of the belt by turning the bolt to move the pulley away from the center. but if the pulley is all the way to the back and the belt is still loose, then its time to replace the belt.

hope u will b helpfull

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