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Chevy tracker serpentine belt

My wife had recently seize up the tensioner and idler pulley on her 2000 chevy tracker. I put new pulleys on and a new belt, and every time i start the car the serpentine belt will slid up on to the edge the water pump pulley and stay there. Everytime i adjust it it does the same thing. What do i do> does that mean there is something wrong with the water pump pulley? It doesnt screech or squeal everything is perfectly quiet

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You need to check to make sure its on the grooves on all the pulleys that have them. possible you missed a washer behind one of the pulleys maybe??

Posted on Jul 12, 2017

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SOURCE: Loud squealing sound in my engine

hey

Its possibly the belt!!! did you change that to?

Damien

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Loud squealing sound in my engine

Try removing the belt and turning each pulley by hand. If everything is smooth and free, with the belt still off, drive down the block once and see if the noise is there (this will eliminate all rotating accessories on the front). If you hear the noise, then there is a problem deeper inside. Oil pressure is good? Dont' forget when doing this, you will have no power steering, so be careful.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: serpentine belt slips off idler pulley

The A/C pully is supposed to spin freely until the AC is activated to run.. The cranshaft pully does not. Replace the tensioner pully. The belt has to fit in between the grooves on the pullys.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get A/C belt around pulleys on my 01 Chevy Tracker 2.5 V6


Removal & Installation

1.6L Engine
A/C Compressor Belt

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the A/C compressor mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the A/C compressor towards the engine in order to relieve the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the A/C compressor drive belt on the A/C compressor, the power steering (if equipped), and the crankshaft pulleys.
  2. Adjust the A/C compressor drive belt to obtain 6-9 mm (0.24-0.35 in) deflection.
  3. Tighten the A/C compressor mounting bolts to 13-20 f t. lbs. (18-28 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Alternator Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the power steering pump and the A/C compressor drive belt.
  3. Loosen the generator mounting bolts.
  4. Pivot the generator towards the engine and remove the accessory drive belt.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the generator drive belt on the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the alternator drive belt to obtain 6-8 mm (0.24-0.32 in) deflection for a used belt or 5-6 mm (0.20-0.24 in) deflection for a new belt.
  3. Tighten the generator mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  4. Install the power steering and the A/C compressor drive belt.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the power steering pump towards the engine in order to relieve the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the power steering pump drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the power steering pump drive belt on the power steering pump and the crankshaft pulleys.
  2. Adjust the power steering pump drive belt to obtain 6-9 mm (0.24-0.35 in) deflection.
  3. Tighten the power steering pump mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: siezed idler pulley

tension chk aways between ALT and CP (harmonic balancer) and yes the idler (tensioner) is below the AC compressor. Recommend you replace it if seized.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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