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replace alternator belt.you need to loosen alternator upper and lower belt then push alternator forward to slip off drive belt.if you have the prizim GSI. you need to raise and support the vechicle safely.remove the power steering and air conditioning drive belts.then loosen the lower mounting bolt and nut from the alternator bracket.then remove the alternator drive belt.
The bottom fan belt on my 87 xtracab recently broke in the middle of traffic and those same warning lights came on immediately, so you might want to have the belts checked, especially the one driving the alternator.
loosen the lock bolt & nut on your alternator don't forget the one underneath, back off the tension remve the belt off the pulley then work it off over the fan you will find that hard but it can be done, put the new belt on in reverse order.
Ps let the motor cooldown first or wear leather gloves to save from burns.
5.0L, 5.8L and 7.5L Engines See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the pulley from the water pump shaft may be easier if you use belt tension to hold the pulley
Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen the clamp and remove the hoses at the water pump
Fig. Fig. 3: Unbolt the water pump from the timing chain cover
: Remove the water pump from the timing chain cover : Make sure the gasket mating surfaces are clean and dry
Drain the cooling system.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are
attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze and are quite likely to drink
any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground.
This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant
into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is
contaminated or several years old.
Remove the bolts securing the fan shroud to the radiator, if so equipped and position the shroud over the fan.
Disconnect the lower radiator hose, heater hose and by-pass hose
at the water pump. Remove the drive belt(s), fan, fan spacer and
pulley. Remove the fan shroud, if so equipped.
Loosen the alternator pivot bolt and the bolt attaching the
alternator adjusting arm to the water pump. If applicable, remove the
power steering pump bracket from the water pump and position it out of
t may be easier to remove the pulley from the water pump shaft by using belt tension to hold the pulley prior to removal.
Remove the bolts securing the water pump to the timing chain cover and remove the water pump.
Coat a new gasket with sealer and install the water pump. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
Install the power steering pump bracket.
Connect the lower radiator hose, heater hose and by-pass hose at the water pump.
Install the fan shroud, if so equipped.
Install the pulley, fan spacer, fan and drive belt(s).
I found that it is embarrassingly obvious once you get the parts and place them in position. Each belt only fits the appropriate pulley in width and length. When the belt breaks there's no visual reference (as one would have if he replaced the belts before they broke!) if the belt diagram is worn off the hood. Lesson learned; replace belts- a simple task- before they break!