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Re: trying to install a new belt on a k1500 truck
The idler pulley is located front center just lower than engine blocks top..usually a diagram is located on radiator/fan shroud.....relieve tension to belt by torquing idler pulley away from belt and remove/replace with nwe belt then add tension and slide belt over b4 releasing pulley
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Hi, there are pivots bolts on the alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor (if you have one). Depending on which belt is broken, you may have to remove outer belts first to install inner belts. To remove a belt, you have to loosen the pivot bolt on the accessory as well as the adjusting bolt. The accessory will then pivot to loosen the belt. To install a belt, again loosen the pivot and adjusting bolt, install the belt, and then carefully use a pry bar to pivot the accessory to tighten the belt. While holding the belt tight, tighten the adjuster screw and then the pivot bolt. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
When you pop the hood the belts are to the leftside.you will need to remove the pass/side fender cover to see lower part of belts, heres a diagram to help you remove and install belts correctly, loosen bolts A-B to remove the ac/ alt belt loosen A a few turn and B is what releases tension as you turn it, after you tighten the belt then you will tighten A bolt, same with the other belt you loosen C-D bolts a few turns then loosen E to release the tension on the belt then install new belt and thighten bolt E after the belt is tight then tighten C-D bolts, hope this helps. good luck.dis regaurd the wiring diagram,
You will need a 3/8 drive ratchet to put in square hole in belt tensioner. The tensioner is located just below power steering pump and a little to right. Check for belt orientation and diagram on front of engine bay. Push or pull ratchet to loosen tensioner. Remove belt. When installing new belt, flat side of belt rides on flat pulleys and the grooved part of belt rides on grooved pulleys. Install belt around all pulleys except power steering and tensioner pulleys, loose tensioner and install belt on last two pulleys.
You should have a tensioner pulley somewhere in the belt's path. It will be mounted to the engine but not connected to anything. You need to loosen it and swing it in towards the engine to install the belt. Once the belt is in place, pull the tensioner to the outside and tighten it, but leave some flex in the belt. If the pulley wobbles or whines, you'll need to replace it, too, or it will destroy the new belt.
NOTE: If the belt still won't go on with the tensioner released, the parts guy may have sold you the wrong belt.
Sounds like you have all the info you need but are afraid to try the job. Look under the P/S pump and you should see a bolt that runs under it (left to right). You don't loosen the pump pulley, but actually you loosen the pump itself. Loosening the bolt underneath will remove tension from the belt, tightening it will restore tension, but only after loosening the two bolts that allow the pump to slide back and forth on the mount bracket. Make sure you know where the belt goes before taking it off (draw a picture if you need to) and, remember it is very easy to overtighten it. after installing, belt should have about a half inch of deflection. Check this befrore starting and again after about an hour of running.