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You have to find the tensioner pulley. once you loosen the bolt on that it will move freely and allow you to take the belt off and put the new one on.

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How to replace altenator on 97 olds achieva


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Label and disengage the electrical connections from the alternator.
  3. On the 2.5L engines, loosen the adjusting bolts and remove the alternator belt.
  4. If equipped with a serpentine belt, loosen the tensioner and turn it counterclockwise to remove the belt.
  5. Unfasten the alternator mounting bolts, then detach the alternator air inlet connector (3.1L engine only) and remove the alternator from the engine.
To install:
  1. Fasten the alternator to the mounting bracket, using the retaining bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the retainers to the specifications listed in the accompanying figures.
  1. If equipped with the 3.1L engine, attach the alternator air inlet connector.
  2. Install the serpentine or alternator belt, as applicable. For details, please refer to Section 1 of this manual.
  3. Engage the alternator electrical connections. Tighten the "Bat" terminal nut to 65 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  4. Check the belt tension, then adjust if necessary.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the alternator for proper operation.

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How to remove belts from 1994 dodge caravan 2.5 liter


Drive Belts

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INSPECTION

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Check the condition and tension of all drive belts every 12,000 miles, or at least once a year. Loose drive belts can lead to poor engine cooling and diminished alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, or emission air pump output. A belt that is too tight places a strain on the bearings in the driven component.


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Fig. Fig. 1: There are typically 3 types of accessory drive belts found on vehicles today


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Fig. Fig. 2: An example of a healthy drive belt


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Fig. Fig. 3: Deep cracks in this belt will cause flex, building up heat that will eventually lead to belt failure


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Fig. Fig. 4: The cover of this belt is worn, exposing the critical reinforcing cords to excessive wear


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Fig. Fig. 5: Installing too wide a belt can result in serious belt wear and/or breakage
Replace any drive belt that is glazed, worn, cracked, or stretched to the point where correct adjustment tension is impossible. If two belts are used to drive a component, always replace both belts when replacement is necessary. After installing a new belt, run the engine for ten minutes, shut OFF the engine and recheck the belt tension. Readjust if necessary.


ADJUSTMENT

See Figures 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10


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Fig. Fig. 6: Engine belt tension chart-2.2L engines


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Fig. Fig. 7: Engine belt tension chart-1987-89 2.5L engines


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Fig. Fig. 8: Engine belt tension chart-2.6L engines


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Fig. Fig. 9: Engine belt tension chart-1990-93 models


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Fig. Fig. 10: Engine belt tension chart-1994-95 models
Two popular methods of checking drive belt adjustment are; the Belt Tension Gauge Method and the Belt Deflection Method. The former requires a special gauge and the latter requires a straight edge and scale or just a good eye for measurement. The deflection method will be used in the following belt replacement instructions. A rule of thumb for checking belt tension by the deflection method is to determine the midpoint between two pulleys of the drive belt and press down at that point with moderate thumb pressure. The belt should deflect to the measurement indicated in the following installation procedures. Adjustment is necessary if the belt is either too loose or too tight.

WARNING A belt adjustment which is either too loose or too tight will eventually damage the accessory that belt is driving. A too loose adjustment allows free-play in the belt which could transfer a whipping motion or shock to the accessory drive pulley. Similarly, a belt which is too tight will preload the accessory bearings, leading to early failure.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figure 11
Raise the front of the vehicle, support on jackstands and remove the lower splash shield if access is hampered due to space limitations when changing drive belts.


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Fig. Fig. 11: Support the vehicle, then remove the lower right side splash shield for access to the drive belts
2.2L Engines
A/C COMPRESSOR DRIVE BELT
See Figures 12, 13 and 14


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Fig. Fig. 12: A/C compressor drive belt adjusting points-2.2L engines


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Fig. Fig. 13: Loosening the locking screws for A/C compressor drive belt removal


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Fig. Fig. 14: Removing the A/C compressor drive belt from under the vehicle

  1. Loosen the idler pulley bracket pivot screw and the locking screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Using a breaker bar and socket apply torque to the welded nut provided on the mounted bracket to obtain proper tension.
  4. Tighten the locking screw first, followed by pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT (CHRYSLER TYPE)
See Figures 15 and 16


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Fig. Fig. 15: Alternator belt adjustment-2.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 16: Loosening the locking screw for alternator drive belt removal
If removal of the alternator belt is required, the A/C belt must first be removed.

  1. Loosen the pivot nut, locking screw, and the adjusting screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  4. Tighten the locking screw to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  5. Tighten the pivot nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).

ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT (BOSCH TYPE)
If removal of the alternator belt is required, the A/C belt must first be removed.
  1. Loosen the pivot nut, locking nut, and adjusting screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  4. Tighten the locking nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  5. Tighten the pivot nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).

POWER STEERING BELT
If removal of the power steering belt is required, the A/C and alternator belts must first be removed.
  1. Loosen the locking screw, and pivot screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the pump bracket slot, apply pressure with the breaker bar and adjust the belt to specification.
  4. Tighten the locking screw first, then the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

AIR PUMP DRIVE BELT
See Figure 17


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Fig. Fig. 17: Air pump belt adjustment-2.2L engines
When servicing the air pump, use the square holes provided in the pulley to prevent camshaft rotation.

  1. Remove the nuts and bolts retaining the drive pulley cover.
  2. Remove the locking bolt and pivot bolt from the pump bracket, then remove the pump.
  3. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  4. Position the pump, then install the locking bolt and pivot bolt finger-tight.
  5. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the bracket assembly (block the drive pulley to prevent camshaft rotation), and adjust the belt to specification.
  6. Tighten locking bolt and pivot bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).

2.5L Engines
AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR
See Figure 18


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Fig. Fig. 18: Drive belt adjustment points-2.5L engines

  1. Loosen the idler bracket pivot screw and the locking screws to replace, or adjust belt.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust the belt to specification by applying torque to weld nut on the idler bracket.
  4. Tighten locking screw first, followed by the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

ALTERNATOR BELT
See Figure 18
If replacement of the alternator belt is required, the A/C drive belt must first be removed.
  1. Loosen the pivot nut, locking nut, and adjusting screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust the belt to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  4. Tighten the locking nut to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  5. Tighten the pivot nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).

POWER STEERING PUMP
See Figure 18
If replacement of the power steering belt is required, the A/C and alternator belts must first be remove.
  1. Loosen the locking screw and pivot screw to replace, or adjust the belt.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Using a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar positioned in adjusting bracket slot, adjust the belt to specification.
  4. Tighten the locking screw followed by the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

2.6L Engines
ALTERNATOR/AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR BELT
See Figure 19


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Fig. Fig. 19: Drive belt adjustment points-2.6L engines

  1. Loosen the locking screw, jam nut, and pivot nut.
  2. Loosen the adjusting screw.
  3. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  4. Adjust the belt to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  5. Tighten the locking screw followed by the pivot nut. Tighten to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  6. Tighten the jam nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).

POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
See Figure 19
If replacement of the power steering belt is required, the alternator and A/C belt must first be remove.
  1. Loosen the pivot screw, and the locking screw.
  2. Remove the timing pickup.
  3. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  4. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar in the adjusting bracket slot, torque to specification.
  5. Tighten the locking screw, followed by the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  6. Install the timing pick-up, and tighten to 160 inch lbs. (18 Nm).

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Where is the tension pully on a 1993 ford taurus 3.0 motor


there is no spring tensioner on some of the 3.0 engines. See instructions below. I will paste a pic on the version that DOES have a tensioner at the bottom of this post.

3.0L Engine-Except SHO
ALTERNATOR BELT WITHOUT AUTOMATIC TENSIONER

  1. Loosen the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.
  2. Turn the alternator belt adjusting screw counterclockwise until the old belt can be removed.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys. Check that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the belt tension, then tighten the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.

3.0L SHO Engine
ALTERNATOR BELT
See Figure 2
  1. Loosen the nut in the center of the idler pulley.
  2. Loosen the idler adjusting screw until the old belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys in proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the new belt to specifications as follows: Turn the idler pulley nut to the right to tighten the belt to a specification of 220-265 lbs. (980-1180 N). Torque the idler pulley nut to 25-37 ft. lbs. (34-50 Nm).

POWER STEERING AND AIR CONDITIONING BELT
See Figure 2
  1. Remove the alternator belt.
  2. Loosen the nut on the tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the belt adjusting screw on the tensioner counterclockwise until the belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Position the new belt over the proper pulleys, making sure the V-grooves are properly seated.
  2. Install the alternator belt.
  3. Adjust the power steering and air conditioning belt to a specification of 154-198 lbs. (690-980 N) with a belt tension gauge.
  4. Adjust the alternator belt.
3.0L Engine (Except SHO) and 3.8L Engine
VEHICLES THROUGH 1993 WITH AUTOMATIC TENSIONER

See Figures 4 and 5
  1. Insert a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the square hole in the tensioner.

On the 3.8L engine, the tensioner has a1/2in. square hole cast into the rear of the tension arm directly behind the pulley. On the 3.0L engine, the1/2in. square hole is cast into the spring housing on the front of the tensioner.
  1. Rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the belt.

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Fig. Fig. 5: 3.8L belt schematic-1993 shown


To install:

  1. Install the drive belt over all the pulleys, except for the alternator pulley on the 3.0L engine for vehicles through 1992, or the idler pulley for 1993 3.0L vehicles.
  2. Rotate tensioner counterclockwise and install the belt over the alternator pulley. Make sure that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  3. On the 3.0L engine, install the alternator belt for vehicles through 1992.
  4. For 1993 3.0L vehicles, install the drive belt over the idler pulley.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1 and 2


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  1. Open the hood and disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the adjusting arm bolt.
  3. Remove the alternator through-bolt. Remove the drive belt from the alternator pulley and lower the alternator.

Some engines are equipped with a ribbed, K-section belt and automatic tensioner. A special tool must be made to remove the tension from the tensioner arm. Loosen the idler pulley pivot and adjuster bolts before using the tool. See the accompanying illustration for tool details.
  1. Label all of the leads to the alternator so that you can install them correctly and disconnect the leads from the alternator.
  2. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
  3. To install, reverse the above procedure. Torque the pivot bolt to 58 ft. lbs.; the adjusting bolt to 25 ft. lbs.; the wire terminal nuts to 60-90 inch lbs.

BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT

The fan belt drives the alternator and water pump. If the belt is too loose, it will slip and the alternator will not be able to produce it rated current. Also, the water pump will not operate efficiently and the engine could overheat.
Check the tension of the belt by pushing your thumb down on the longest span of the belt, midway between the pulleys. Belt deflection should be approximately 1 / 2 inch; (13mm).To adjust the belt tension, proceed as follows:
  1. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and the adjusting arm bolts.
  2. Apply pressure on the alternator front housing only, moving the alternator away from the engine to tighten the belt. Do not apply pressure to the rear of the cast aluminum housing of an alternator; damage to the housing could result.
  3. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt and the adjusting arm bolts when the correct tension is reached.

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