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Notable to attach Pivot Bracket to upright. How do you rotate handle bars to be able to insert bolts
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you dont have to take it off. remove the 2 15mm bolts and pry the bracket sideways w/ a prybar. This shortens your time. You most likely have a 90amp alternator so it should be small enough to slide through.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
The mount is probably bad anyhow. so get it out however you need to, you can always cut the nut or bolt off and the new mount will have a new stud. so you will only need a nut.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
SOURCE: went to change my alternator
Most cars have a spring loaded belt tensioner - look for a smooth pulley that the back of the belt goes around. If you removed the alternator mount without removing the belt first the tensioner spring will have taken up the slack and now you will not have enough latitude to refit the bracket. Make a sketch of the pulleys and the path the belt takes around them. Remove the belt. Refit the alternator bracket. Now focus your attention on the tensioner pulley. IN the middle of the pulley there will appear to be a bolt head, could be a torx. Fit the appropriate socket and with e wrench pull the nut and the pulley against the spring. It will take some effort but it will move. Once you have familiarised yourself with how the pulley moves it is now time to refit the belt. Using your earlier sketch as reference feed the belt over all the pulleys leaving the smallest until last, at which point the belt can be fitted over this by putting pressure against the tensioner pulley to provide the necessary slack. Easy when you know how
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
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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.
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.
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.
Fig. Fig. 14: Removing the A/C compressor drive belt from under the vehicle
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.
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.
Fig. Fig. 18: Drive belt adjustment points-2.5L engines
Fig. Fig. 19: Drive belt adjustment points-2.6L engines
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