Question about 2001 Toyota Echo
Replacing accessories belt, already loosened alternator as much as possible but belt still doesn't come close. Is there something that I am not doing (i.e. idler pulley tension screw, etc.)
There is a bolt attached to the idler arm, if you get the right size socket and a good wrench, you have to pull the idler arm. it will pull the entire tensioner and the belt will be loose
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.
Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine
Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine
Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
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