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Help me put my 1986 307 olds brackets and pulley back on the engine

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  • Gray Ward May 11, 2010

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How to install the alternator belt in a 2008 Suzuki xl-7?

which engine option, you do know belts are not same on all engines right? fact.
2.7L V6 or bigger? IDN.

same on all cars. (answering in generic form do to above)
loosen the tension-er.
take off old
put back new
and if not a spring tension-er,set proper tension
the fSM cover all this.
why not read the manual, RTM?

here is one example (get the book, RTM or see

2008 xl7 engine

Removal Procedure

Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .

Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

Remove the engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .

Remove the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side .

Remove the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Lower the vehicle

Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to release the drive belt tension.

Slide the drive belt off of the belt idler pulley (1).

Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.

Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive pulleys.

end remove
beg, install

Install the drive belt to the crankshaft pulley, the tensioner and the generator.

Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.

Install the drive belt to the idler pulley (1).


Important: Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.

Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.

Raise the vehicle.

Install the right side engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Install the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side .

Lower the vehicle.

Install the engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement - Right Side .

Remove the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .

Install the the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .

Sep 07, 2014 | 2008 Suzuki XL7

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Replace water pump 95 Nissan maxima

Remove the Old Water Pump
  • 1

    Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan.

  • 2

    Place a car jack underneath the oil pain to support it. Also, to protect the engine parts, put a block of wood onto the jack.

  • 3

    Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the engine mount and bracket on the right side.

  • 4

    Take out the drive belts as well as the idler pulley bracket, the chain tensioner cover and the water pump cover.

  • 5

    Push the timing chain tensioner sleeve up and put a stopper pin in it to keep it from slipping. Take out the chain tensioner assembly.

  • 6

    Turn the crankshaft pulley in a backward motion until it rotates 20 degrees.

  • 7

    Place 2 MB bolts into the threaded holes of the pump and tighten them by hand, alternating turning a half turn each at a time unit they reach the timing chain rear case. Doing it this way will prevent damage to the timing chain rear case.

  • 8

    Remove the water pump, throwing away the old o-rings. Make sure not to let the water pump hit the timing chair.

Install the New Water Pump
  • 1

    Clean all the mounting surfaces on the water pump and covers.

  • 2

    Install the new water pump with the new o-rings, tightening the bolts to 75 to 95 inch pounds (8.5 to 10.7 Nm).

  • 3

    Turn the crankshaft pulley back to its starting position (20 degrees forward).

  • 4

    Install the chain tensioner and water pump covers, tightening to .092 to 130 inch pounds (2.3 to 3.3 mm).

  • 5

    Take out the stopper pin from the timing chain tensioner.

  • 6

    Put a bead of liquid sealant onto the mating surfaces of the water pump and timing chain tensioner.

  • 7

    Install the timing chain tensioner with the water pump to the engine block, tightening the bolts to 87 to 113 inch pounds.

  • 8

    Add the drive belts, the idler pulley bracket and the engine mounting bracket with the engine mount.

  • 9

    Reinstall the negative battery cable and remove the jack from under the engine. Install drain plugs to the cylinder block.

  • 10

    Start the car and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

Continue to monitor for the next few days for air bubbles in the system causing the fluid level to go down. NEVER TOUCH A HOT ENGINE, CHECK WHEN ENGINE IS COOL.
Good luck! --My Car Doc

Oct 24, 2011 | 1995 Nissan Maxima

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Can i re route my belt without putting the belt on my a/c pulley and if so what size belt?

Best thing to do is go to your local auto parts store, and ask them for the belt. But this is how you would ask them.

Go in and tell them the make and model of your vehicle. You will also need to let them know the size and type of engine that is on that vehicle.

If he asks if you have A/C, say 'no'. If he says that they do not have for that configuration, ask them if they have a replacement pulley bracket.

What this device is, it allows you to remove your existing A/C Compressor, and put this bracket in it's place, but it has the pulley on it. This way, you can still use your existing belt, but you still won't have A/C.

In fact, I would just ask them if there is a replacement pulley that you can get. That would be easier. The bracket with pulley is around $40. You will need some tools to remove the A/C Compressor. Just leave the hoses and wire connects where they are at, just disconnect them, and use the bolts that come with the pulley to attach it to the engine. Make sure you save the bolts that you removed, else you won't be able to put the new A/C Compressor back in.

Hope that helps.

Nov 22, 2010 | 1996 Buick Century

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2000 dodge caravan remove mounting assembly to release power steering pump. I have already removed the passenger wheel and wheel well took all the bolts from the pump and all i could find from the...

I have changed the pump out on my wife's 99 Voyager, 3.3 liter. Per my manual (and experence) there should be a nut at the back of the pump connecting it to the bracket. Then there are three (3) bolts which connect the pump to the bracket (front of pump under pulley. I my memory serves part of the front bracket will have to be removed with the pump. Lastly, if a 3.3 or 3.8 V6 you;ll have to remove the exhaust where it connects to the back manifold (has a flex pipe to it. Trust me on this the manual is correct with removing the ehaust from the engine, I tried to prove the engineers wrong but its the only way out and back in. Plan for these four (4) bolts to break and replace with new when putting pump back in, use new exhaust gasket too. To remove/install pulley to pump you'll need a special puller, cheap to by or may be rented.

I hope this may have assited you,

Jun 08, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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I need to know how to take the belt tensinor pully asembly

The old one will come off easy enough, a reg serpentine belt on the outside of the engine, the tensioner is tightened up by a bolt, You need to loosen the bolt at the front of the pulley, then spin the tension off the belt from another bolt usually on top or from the bottom,, do the same in reverse to put it all back. If there is no bolt to move the pulley, look for a square hole in the bracket near the pulley, take a half inch drive breaker bar, and push either way to get it to move.Do the same to tighten it back up.

Feb 12, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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How do replace the tensioner pulley on a 2.2 engine 4 cyl. 1998 chevy cavelier .

there are two bolts located behind the pully on the mounting bracket arm, (you have to use a 1/2 inch drive bar in the idler pully to move it so you can see the bolts) That will help you with locating the bolts, while you are moving the pully you might as well take the belt off to save time, After you remove the old idler pully install the new one, use your 1/2 drive bar on the pully to put your belt back on. Pretty simple job, good luck!

Jan 08, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Need to replace water pump

To replace the water pump on a Cavalier follow these steps:

* Disconnect negative battery cable

* Drain the cooling system into a proper container.

* Remove the serpentine belt

* Remove the alternator and bracket

* Unscrew the water pump pulley mounting bolts and remove the pulley.

* Unfasten the mounting bolts and remove the water pump.

* Use a putty knife and thoroughly clean old gasket material off of gasket mounting surface.

* Place a small bead of RTV sealant on new water pump.

* Put on gasket and make sure bolt holes are lined up properly.

* Install the water pump and tighten the retaining bolts to 18 ft lbs.

* Install the water pump pulley and then go back to retaining bolts and tighten to 22 ft lbs.

* Reinstall alternator and bracket.

* Put on serpentine belt.

* Fill cooling system to proper level with coolant.

* Connect battery cable, start the engine, and check for leaks.

Sure hope this helped you and good luck with the repair.

Jul 20, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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What is the procedure on removing an alternator from a 2001 Taurus with a duratec engine?

Okay, on your engine, the alternator is mounted below the rear cylinder bank of the engine, at the rear of the engine compartment. It'll be easier to access it from the driver's side front fenderwell (take off the right front tire then the plastic lining) or under the car. You might want to go ahead and remove both the liner and work from underneath as you'll need to remove your crankshaft pulley.

1: Disconnect the negative batery cable.

2: Disconnect the electrical connections from the alternator. The output wire is secured by a nut on the output terminal.

3: Revove the serpentine/drive belt.

4: Remove two bolts and one stud bolt that secure the alternator to it's bracket. Remove the crankshaft pulley.

Installation is reverse of removal.

After installing the alternator, reinstall the drivebelt and reconnect the negative battery cable.

To remove the crank-shaft pulley

1: As you'll aready have the wheel, liner, negative battery cable, and serpentine/drivebelt removed, as well as the car on jackstands, I'll omit those steps.

2: Remove the driveplate access cover and hold the ring gear teeth with a large scredriver or pry bar to prevent the crankshaft from turning.

3: Remove the nuts that secure the pullley bracket to the engine front cover. Remove the pulley and bracket.

4: The crankshaft pulley screws into the harmonic balancer with a left hand thread (reverse threaded so rightly loosey lefty tighty). Trun the crankshaft pulley clockwise to loosen and remove it.

5: Hopefully this is where you'll end with the pulley. The harmonic balancer is no fun to remove, but let me know if you need to know this too. After you have your alternator installed, put the pulley back onto the harmonic balancer before installing the serpentine/ drive belt.

Hope this info helps.

Jun 26, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Change idler pulley

It's a T-40 size, but I removed the bolt by first removing the bracket holding the pulley--I assume you're talking about the alternator idler pulley, the one right below the alternator. The bracket is held in place by three 14 mm bolts which I was able to reach from the top of the engine (after removing the black plastic air tube). I then put the bracket in a vise and "buzzed" off the 14 mm nut using an electric impact wrench ($30 +/- from Heartland of America). Be careful when putting the nut back on--the impact wrench will likely be too much torque!

May 17, 2009 | 2003 Kia Sedona

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Do not know how to remove crankshaft pulley to replace timeing belt

Ignore smart a$$ comments.
Disconnect negative battery terminal.
Remove front right wheel.
Remove splash guard.
Place jack under engine.
Remove left engine support bolts from body.
Remove engine support plate bolts from engine.
Unbolt air conditioner pump and move it out of the way.
Get under vehicle and remove steering pump bolts and move it out of the way.
Remove 6 crankshaft pulley bolts, should be 12mm.
The engine support bracket shoud come off now.
Remove the main crankshaft bolt.
Remove crankshaft dampener.
Remove the timing cover bolts and take off the covers.
Take off the old belt & replace with a new one, don't use a previously used belt.
Make sure the belt tensioner is installed correctly.
Put all the stuff back on.
Get a Haynes manual, pages 3-41.

Apr 30, 2009 | Plymouth Voyager Cars & Trucks

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