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How do i adjust the belt tensioner on a 2009 3.3

Seems like belt is too long

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I had this prob with my 98 Dakota I just got a smaller belt and it runs just fine

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Can you please tell me step by step instructions on how to replace the belts on a 97 Geo Prism. Also a diagram. Thanks.

belts, so you mean accessory belts. and not the cam belt.
i bet the cam belt be old, and needs service at 60k miles.

well what engine, ?
the GEO is a Toyota, Corolla in drag.
and has 4AFE or 7AFE engines. which do you have.?
1.6L or 1.8L??????
1998 they had chain drive cam engine,1.8L
photos work like magic on the internet and mostly never used here, oddly.
so a spoon fed list, and your belt is missing?
tall order, why not just login into mitchells DIY and read.
its all; there, im not spamming them, its just a book.
that you obviously dont have, and should
why work on any car DIY lacking the FSM.

if you want free facts, next time post engine type
im not doing 2 engines, ever.

if you google all cars on topic what do you get.
even youtube
1: remove belt, seems they are gone now.
2: install belt.
3: set tension to spec. if no automatic tensioners there.

each belt has a tension device on each and every belt.
some cars 3 devices if 3 belts.
is this simple?
some the alternator is the setting device.
others P/S, does or is on an other belt.

next time post photo of your engine, so the helpers dont need to guess that.

ill post some FSM book words here.
A/C compressor (always use caution when working near the A/C compressor) belt tension can be adjusted by turning the tension adjusting bolt which is located on the compressor tensioner bracket.

Alternator Belt
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A serpentine belt tension tester

To adjust the tension of the alternator drive belt on all models, loosen the pivot and mounting bolts on the alternator.

Power Steering Pump
Tension on the power steering belt is adjusted by means of an idler pulley (some models may use just a lower adjusting bracket setup-similar to alternator adjustment service procedure). Loosen the lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt on the idler pulley until the desired tension is felt and then tighten the lock bolt.

login to mitchells and read. like we do.

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If it as a self adjusted Polly. No need to adjusted. If it dost is normally on you alternator.

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2001 ford escape serpentine belt diagram

Below are 2 diagrams for you because the Escape came with 2 different engines for this year. The first diagram is for the 2.0 liter engine and the second picture is for the 3.0 litler engine. Now as far as an adjustment, there really isn't one. If there isn't enough tension and you are sure the belt is good and the correct size but still seems to be to loose, then you will need to replace the tensioner. I hope this helps.....



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Cant get the serpintene belt back on after replaceing the alternator

The alternator is actually adjustable to increase and decrease tension. Behind the alternator where it mounts, is another bolt that runs along a curved bracket.

Loosen that bolt and you will notice your alternator pivots. It may take some stretching but the serpentine belt will fit over the alternator. Once you have your belt over the alternators pulley, use a pry-bar against the block to adjust the alternator where the tension is tight on the belt, then re-tighten the bolt on the curved bracket so that the alternator remains stationary.

Hope this helps!

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Do I need any special tools or wedge to change a timing belt for 2001 tdi jetta diesel.

Timing Belt Spanner Wrench
AST tool# H 2587-1

- Used for the Adjustment of the Timing Belt
- Applicable to 2004-2005 VW Golf, Jetta Pump Duse and 2002-2005 Audi 3.0 V6

Used for the adjustment of the timing belt.

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Timing Belt Spanner Wrench
AST tool# H 2587-2

- Used for Adjusting the Timing Belt Tension
  • Applicable to 1999 and later VW Golf and Jetta, Passat and 1999-2003 VW Beetle with 2.0L Gas Engine and 1.9L T.D.I. Diesel Engine
Used for adjusting the timing belt tension and is comparable to VW tool# T10020. Applicable to 1999 and later VW Golf and Jetta, and 1999-2003 VW Beetle with 2.0L gas engine and 1.9L T.D.I. diesel engine.

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How to adjust the belt tentioner

The belt tensioner has a heavy duty spring in it were it does not need any sort of adjustments done to it. If the tensioner seems loose to you, replace it before you loose your bely while driving

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The sepintine delt is loose. How do you adjust

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S, with AC - how to replace belts?

first of all you don't have to loosen the pulley,this will no solve the problem,well you already loosen the adjuster,good,bot thing you have not done i will tell you now,on the power steering pump where the belt pass there is also a bolt that hold it ,you must loosen that also,then after you will see the pump moving on the two position that means you will see the belt loosen on 1 position an d the position it will tight the belt,try that man.............

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