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Serpentine belt tensioner

Where to by a bracket for a serpentine belt tensioner

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How do I remove an altinator from a 2004 ford escape.


Hello there,
To replace the alternator in your car:
Open the Escape's hood, and examine the belt-routing diagram on the fan shroud. This will show you the location of the alternator and the serpentine belt tensioner.
Pull the serpentine belt tensioner away from the serpentine belt with the serpentine belt tool far enough to allow you to dislodge the belt from the alternator pulley with your other hand.
Unplug the wiring harness from the back of the alternator by hand. Remove the ground harness from the alternator with the socket set.
Unbolt the alternator from the alternator bracket with your socket set. Lift the old alternator out of the bracket by hand.
Compare the old alternator to the replacement alternator before installing the replacement. Make sure they're both physically identical before continuing. If not, take them both to the parts store to match up a proper replacement.
Set the replacement alternator in the alternator bracket by hand. Bolt it in with the socket set. Plug the wiring harness in by hand and bolt the ground harness to the back of the alternator with the socket set.
Install the serpentine belt on the replacement alternator in reverse of how you removed it from the old alternator.
All the best. Elect_Comp

Sep 13, 2011 | 2004 Ford Escape

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I have a audi i cant put the surpentine belt back in


Click on the following Direct Link. I know you said Serpentine (correct spelling) Belt and this Link has Timing Belt; however this does have the Serpentine Belt Diagram and also some key instructions to putting it back-on. After going to the Link, scroll down the page (to about half-way down the page) to Diagrams: G00039904, then G50H16367, then G50J16369.
In Diagram G00039904: it has the "Hinged Mounting Bracket" which has the Pulley holding tension on the belt keeping it tight. This must be loosened (NOT REMOVED) in order to get a serpentine belt back on. Then re-tightened in order to have the correct amount of tension.
In Diagram G50J16369: this Hinged Mounting Bracket has Mounting Bolts which again must be loosened (NOT REMOVED) in order for the hinge mounting bracket to move - loosening the Pulley = loosening the Serpentine Belt.
There are a couple of additonal Diagrams regarding the Electric Fan Mounting Bolts etc., that are useful for your reinstallation.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1990/make/audi/model/v8_quattro/1990_audi_v8_quattro_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

Mar 21, 2010 | 1990 Audi Quattro

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Belt keeps coming off,already replaced everything,added guards,nothing works,any sugestions?


My van is doing the same thing I installed the new bracket and it did it again tonight, thats less the 24 hours...

Feb 15, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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How do i loosing up the tension belt's to replace the water pump??


serpentine belt drive or conventional serpentine uses a tensioner pully on the side if it it has a 3/8 or 1/2 drive opening for a socket put it in a pullaway from the direction its tensioning and slip it off. old school belts loosen the alternator adjustment and back the alt looseng nut by slide and the 14mm under it that brackets it down.

Nov 24, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord

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HOW DO I REPLACE THE SERPENTINE BELT ON MY 2.8 V6?


joecoolvette must not ever been near an A4 Audi. Although his outline of the serpentine belt change is correct, you can't get to on an A4. Check out AudiWorld Tech Articles, Chris Hansen has a nice post there on Serpentine Belt Tensioner Replacement that would address most of this question.

Aug 16, 2009 | 1998 Audi A4

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Belt snapped last night think it was serpentine belt how much am i looking at to fix?


Depending on where you purchase the serpentine belt, and whether it's a budget or lifetime version, prices range from $18 to $33.

You can replace this belt yourself.

The belt goes around, and under various pulleys on your engine. There is ONE pulley that puts tension on this belt. There is a bracket, or 'arm', that this tensioner pulley is attached to. One simply takes a 1/2 inch breaker bar, and inserts it into a 1/2 inch square hole in that bracket.
You then pull the bracket over to one side with the breaker bar, (The direction will be pulling the tensioner pulley away from the serpentine belt), and slip the serpentine belt off of the pulleys.
The belt diagram of how the belt is placed around the pulleys, should be on the fan shroud support, or under the hood.

Jul 12, 2009 | 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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How to replace accessory serpentine belt on 1996 Riviera


The supercharged 3800 engine uses two accessory drive belts. The outer belt drives the supercharger. The inner belt drives the generator, power steering pump, coolant pump and air conditioning compressor. All driven accessories are rigidly mounted to the engine. Drive belt tension is maintained by the spring loaded belt tensioner. Each belt has its own tensioner.
Remove: Place a jack with a block of wood on it under oil pan to support engine. Caution : Be sure the wood block extends past the width of the oil pan to avoid damage. 
Torque axis engine mount bolt where it connects the mount to the engine mounting bracket. 
Electrical connector from crank sensor. 
Engine mounting bracket lower stud and lower engine to allow stud to clear frame rail. 
Raise engine and reinstall bolt into torque axis mount. Lower engine to allow spacer to be removed. 
Belt(s)

Istalling: Belt. 
Spacer. Remove bolt from torque axis bracket and lower engine. 
Electrical connector to crank sensor. 
Mounting bracket stud. 
Raise engine and install torque axis mount bolt. 
Tighten bolt to 87 Nm (52 lb. ft.) 

Good luck and hope this helps.

May 05, 2009 | Buick Riviera Cars & Trucks

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Replacing a serpentine belt


Don't have a chart, video, or diagram available at the moment. Can offer you generic advice.

1.Somewhere in the middle of that serpentine belt, that is wrapped around all those pulleys, is an Idler tensioner Pulley. All this pulley does, is put tension on that serpentine belt. Usually located somewhere in the middle.

The Idler tensioner Pulley will be on a bracket. It will be on the end of the bracket. The bracket usually has a 1/2 inch square hole in it. This is used for a tool, that resembles a 1/2 inch breaker bar.
-> I, use a 1/2 inch breaker bar.
The 1/2 inch breaker bar is inserted into this square hole, and the bracket is pulled to one side.
This pulls the tensioner pulley away from the serpentine belt, allowing the belt to have slack, and then the belt is slipped off of one of those pulleys. Release the pressure slowly, remove the tool. Then the serpentine belt is removed all the way.

(The Idler tensioner pulley bracket, can only be moved in one direction, to take pressure off of the serpentine belt. The direction opposite, of it putting pressure on the serpentine belt.

The spring used to put pressure is Very strong. This is also an area, where you can easily slip, cutting your knuckles, or fingers, or hand, on sharp objects. Use caution, you may want to wear a glove, or gloves!)

Then the new serpentine belt is wound around the pulleys in the correct pattern, the Idler Tensioner Pulley is once again pulled to the side, and the last of the serpentine belt is slid into place. Then you slowly release the tensioner pulley, and it puts pressure on the serpentine belt once more.

Make sure the serpentine belt is in the grooves of the pulleys, and is wound around in the correct pattern.

On the car hood inside, or on the radiator support, or perhaps on the inner fender well, or in the Owners Manual, it should show the correct pattern for installing the serpentine belt.

Apr 24, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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Adjust tension on fan belt


Your '90 Benz has a belt tensioner that is automatic. You just insert the correct tool to ease the tensioner pulley, (The tool is inserted into the bracket for the tensioner pulley), to the left as you're facing the car. Then slip your serpentine belt off. Reinstallation is a reversal of this process. (I believe it's to the left, don't quote me on that)

The radiator support in front, should have a diagram of how the serpentine belt goes on the pulleys.

If your serpentine belt slips, then the belt tensioner pulley assembly is bad, needs to be replaced, or the serpentine belt itself is worn out.

Apr 19, 2009 | 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300 Diesel

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Tensioner bracket for serpentine belt was broken


of course he would have needed to remove it ,if done the head he should have changed the timing belt as well,he would have had to remove it to get the cover off to access the timing belt evan if timing belt wasnt changed

Apr 11, 2009 | 1998 Ford Escort

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