Question about 2001 Kia Spectra
The alternator belt is off of my daughters car but in order to replace it i need to remove the power steering belt but cant figure out where the bolts are that need to be loosened to get it off
Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.
Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine
Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine
Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
ALTERNATOR AND A/C COMPRESSOR
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Route the belt over the pulleys.
Fig. Removing the A/C and P/S pump belt-1.8L engine
Fig. Alternator belt-1.8L engine
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Park vehicle on level
2. Remove battery from vehicle.
3. Remove air cleaner outlet hose, engine under cover ( right side ) and exhaust pipe # 2 .
4. Disconnect " B " terminal wire and coupler from the Alternator ( Generator ) .
5. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) belt.
6. Remove power steering
pump. Do not disconnect hoses.
6. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) cover.
7. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) bracket mounting bolts.
8. Remove Alternator ( Generator ).
Power Steering pump has three bolts- 2 behind the pulley
at 12 and 6 o'clock and one bolt on the back.
Once you get the power steering pump out of the way you can
remove the last bolt on the alternator
Ok...I did not remove axle or disconnect hoses on power steering...I did unbolt power steering pump and moved off to side.
after that I disconnected sensor on throttle
body and very carefully lifted alternator through the top where your air intake
assembly would have been at, right next to A.C. refrigerant lines.It
takes a minute , you HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE SENSOR!!
However it is a lot faster that taking off drive shaft and
If you go to AutoZone .com they
have exploded diagrams of the parts you have to take off and they will show you
bolt locations, the power steering pump bolt at 6 o'clock drove me crazy.
P.S. Get a ratcheting 12 mil wrench, it's a life and knuckle saver!!
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