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How do I relieve the tension on the power steering belt

I cannot figure out how to loosen the tension off of the power steering belt. Which bolts do Ineed to loosen?

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How to replace the power steering belt on a 4g13



ADJUSTMENT

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.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L Engines


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
Alternator Belt


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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjuster lock bolt and the alternator support nut.

POWER STEERING BELT


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Fig. After the adjusting and fixed bolts are loosened, rotate the pump . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine

  1. Remove the alternator belt as described above.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump adjusting bolts.
  3. Remove the power steering pump fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  4. Rotate the pump toward the engine and remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the pump until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjusting bolts on the pump.
  4. Tighten the fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  5. Install the alternator belt.

A/C COMPRESSOR BELT
  1. Loosen the tension pulley and remove the belt.
  2. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

3.0L DOHC, 3.0L SOHC Galant, and 3.5L Engines


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Fig. Serpentine belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.0L engines (except 1998-00 Galant models)


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
ALTERNATOR AND A/C COMPRESSOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the front undercover.
  2. Loosen the tension pulley fixing nut and relieve the tension on the belt by turning the adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the crankshaft and alternator pulleys.
  2. Using the adjusting bolt on the tensioner, tighten the belt to the desired tension.
  3. Tighten the fixing nut to hold the adjustment.
  4. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle to the floor.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

POWER STEERING BELT
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the undercover.
  2. Remove the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  3. Lower the vehicle and remove the cruise control pump link assembly.
  4. Place the power steering hose under the oil reservoir.
  5. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolts and remove the power steering pump drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump drive belt.
  2. Insert an extension bar or equivalent into the opening at the end of the tension pulley bracket and pivot the pulley to apply tension to the belt.
  3. Tighten the fixing bolts.
  4. Raise the vehicle and install the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  5. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L SOHC Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor belt.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the face of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn the adjusting bolt of the tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the belt.
  7. Remove the power steering/alternator belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering/alternator belt first and then the A/C compressor drive belt.
  2. Adjust the belts to the proper tension by turning the adjusting bolts and tighten pulley fixing nut/bolt.
  3. Tighten the mounting nut of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).

Mar 21, 2013 | 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage

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I NEED A DIAGRAM ON HOW TO INSTALL A NEW ALTERNATOR BELT ON A 1982 TOYOTA CELICA GT WITH A/C.


Hi, it appears there are other belts in front of the alternator belt. In this case, the other belts have to come off first. There are adjusting mechanisms on each the air pump, compressor, and alternator to loosen and tighten the belts. The power steering belt is adjusted by sliding the idler pulley. Please follow the instructions below and let me know if you have any questions.

ADJUSTING

See Figures 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

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Fig. Fig. 6: Loosen the pivot bolt ...

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Fig. Fig. 7: ... push the component inwards ...


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Fig. Fig. 8: ... slip the old belt off and install a new one

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Fig. Fig. 9: Pull outwards to tension the belt

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Fig. Fig. 10: Belt routing on the 20R, 22R and 22R-EC engines

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Fig. Fig. 11: Belt routing on the 4ME, 5ME and 5MG-E engines

Alternator

To adjust the tension of the alternator drive belt on all models, loosen the pivot and mounting bolts on the alternator. Using a wooden hammer handle, a broomstick or your hand, move the alternator one way or the other until the proper tension is achieved.

WARNING Do not use a screwdriver or any other metal device (such as a prybar) as a lever.
Tighten the mounting bolts securely. If a new belt has been installed, recheck the tension after about 200 miles (480 km) of driving.

Air Conditioning Compressor

A/C compressor belt tension can be adjusted by turning the tension adjusting bolt which is located on the compressor tensioner bracket. Turn the bolt clockwise to tighten the belt and counterclockwise to loosen it.

Air Pump

See Figures 12
To adjust the tension of the air pump drive belt, loosen the adjusting lever bolt and the pivot bolt. Move the pump in or out until the desired tension is felt.
The tension should be checked between the air pump and the crankshaft pulley on cars without air conditioning. On cars with A/C, the tension should be checked between the A/C compressor and the crankshaft pulley.

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Fig. Fig. 12: Moving the air pump to tension the drive belt

Power Steering Pump

Tension on the power steering belt is adjusted by means of an idler pulley. Turn the adjusting bolt on the idler pulley until the desired tension is felt and then retighten the lockbolt.

Sep 11, 2011 | Toyota Celica Cars & Trucks

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I want to know how to remove the alternator kia optima 2003


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  3. Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  4. Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  5. Remove the air intake inlet pipe clamp and the pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  6. Remove the power steering pump, 2.0L engine only.
  7. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 2.0L engine only.
  8. Remove the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  9. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
  10. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator pivot bolt and the tensioner mounting bolt.
  11. Remove the drive belt(s); relieve tension on the belt by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  12. Remove the water pump pulley, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  13. Remove the power steering pump, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  14. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  15. Remove the alternator tensioner mounting bolt and the belt tensioner.
  16. Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
  17. Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
  18. Remove the alternator.

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    Fig. Alternator mounting-1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine shown


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    Fig. Alternator mounting-2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines shown


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    Fig. Alternator mounting-2.4L and 2.7L engine


To install:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Install the alternator.
  3. Install the alternator pivot bolt and hand-tighten at this time.
  4. Rotate the adjusting bracket into position, place the belt tensioner into position. Hand-tighten the mounting bolt.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Adjust the belt tension by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  7. The belt deflection for 1.5L, 1.6L (VIN 5), 2.4L and 2.7L engines, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.22-0.28 in. (5.5-7mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7mm).

  8. The belt deflection for 1.6L (VIN 3) engine is as follows :
    1. New belt: 0.13-0.15 in. (3.3-3.7mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.17-0.19 in. (4.2-4.7mm).

  9. The belt deflection for the 2.0L engine, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.22-0.31 in. (5.5-8mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.33-0.45 in. (8.5-11.5mm).

  10. The belt deflection for the 1.8L engine, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.23-0.31 in. (6-8mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.28-0.35 in. (7-9mm).

  11. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm) and the pivot bolt to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm).
  12. Connect the alternator electrical connections.
  13. Install the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  14. Install the power steering pump and adjust the power steering belt tension, 2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines only.
  15. Install the water pump pulley, 2006 1.6L engine only.
  16. Install the air intake inlet pipe and fasten the clamp, 1.8L engine only.
  17. Install the top hose to the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  18. Install the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.

Feb 09, 2011 | 2003 Kia Optima

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I need a diagram to see were my tension-er is


I don't have the figure for your car, but the below figure shows how to remove the A/C belt.
the other belts should have a simple slot in the bracket for adjusting. If you have more questions, let us know.

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3.0L SOHC Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor belt.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the face of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn the adjusting bolt of the tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the belt.
  7. Remove the power steering/alternator belt.
To install:
  1. Install the power steering/alternator belt first and then the A/C compressor drive belt.
  2. Adjust the belts to the proper tension by turning the adjusting bolts and tighten pulley fixing nut/bolt.
  3. Tighten the mounting nut of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).

NOTE The manufacturer does not provide a torque specification for the bolt that secures A/C tensioner pulley.
  1. Connect the negative battery cable.

Oct 06, 2010 | 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante

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Belt routing for 2000 ford escourt


The belt routing is often found on a sticker, under the hood. But, the best I can do is instructions on how to change the belts, step by step:
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L Engines ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT
  1. Riase the front of the car and support it with safety stands.
  2. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
  3. If necessary, remove the power steering drive belt .
  4. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator and water pump drive belt. To install:
  6. Install the alternator and water pump drive belt.
  7. Adjust the belt tension.
  8. If removed, install the power steering pump belt.
  9. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 14–19 ft. lbs. (19–25 Nm).
  10. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  11. Lower the vehicle.
POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolt and nuts.
  3. Remove the drive belt. To install:
  4. Install the belt and adjust the tension.
  5. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut, located near the adjusting bolt, to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  6. Tighten the pump mounting bolt behind the pulley to 27–40 ft. lbs. (36–54 Nm), and the remaining pump mounting nut to 23–34 ft. lbs. (31–46 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
1.9L and 2.0L SOHC Engines
  1. Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or a breaker bar in the hole on the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  2. While releasing the belt tension, remove the drive belt from the tensioner pulley and slip it off the remaining accessory pulleys. Fig. 1: Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner 90981p74.jpg
    Fig. 2: Pull the breaker bar or ratchet toward the front of the vehicle to relieve belt tension 90981p75.jpg
    Fig. 3: Once the tension has been released, remove the belt from the pulleys and the vehicle 90981p76.jpg
    To install:
  3. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys.
  4. Insert the 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  5. While holding the tool in this position, slip the drive belt behind the tensioner pulley and release the tool.
  6. Remove the tool from the automatic tensioner.
  7. Check that all V-grooves make proper contact with the pulley.
2.0L DOHC Engines
  1. Raise the car and safely support it with jackstands.
  2. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys. To install:
  4. Position the belt on the pulleys.
  5. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  6. Route the belt as shown in the illustration and release the tensioner.
  7. Lower the car.
  8. Run the engine for a few minutes to seat the belt in the pulley grooves.
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Sep 03, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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HI I cannot find the bolt to relieve the tension on the power steering pump. where is it located? Maybe on the back of the pump? Thanks Bob


there should be a belt tensioner somewhere in the route. one belt controls everything. most are auto tensioners nowadays. why do you need to loosen the belt

Aug 19, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How to check alternator, and how to replace it.



Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  4. Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  5. Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  6. Remove the air intake inlet pipe clamp and the pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  7. Remove the power steering pump, 2.0L engine only.
  8. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 2.0L engine only.
  9. Remove the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  10. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
  11. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator pivot bolt and the tensioner mounting bolt.
  12. Remove the drive belt(s); relieve tension on the belt by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  13. Remove the water pump pulley, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  14. Remove the power steering pump, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  15. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  16. Remove the alternator tensioner mounting bolt and the belt tensioner.
  17. Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
  18. Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
  19. Remove the alternator.

    0900c15280028419.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Alternator mounting-1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine shown


    0900c1528002841a.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Alternator mounting-2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines shown


    0900c1528002841b.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Alternator mounting-2.4L and 2.7L engine

To install:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Install the alternator.
  3. Install the alternator pivot bolt and hand-tighten at this time.
  4. Rotate the adjusting bracket into position, place the belt tensioner into position. Hand-tighten the mounting bolt.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Adjust the belt tension by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  7. The belt deflection for 1.5L, 1.6L (VIN 5), 2.4L and 2.7L engines, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.22-0.28 in. (5.5-7mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7mm).

  8. The belt deflection for 1.6L (VIN 3) engine is as follows :
    1. New belt: 0.13-0.15 in. (3.3-3.7mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.17-0.19 in. (4.2-4.7mm).

  9. The belt deflection for the 2.0L engine, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.22-0.31 in. (5.5-8mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.33-0.45 in. (8.5-11.5mm).

  10. The belt deflection for the 1.8L engine, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.23-0.31 in. (6-8mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.28-0.35 in. (7-9mm).

  11. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm) and the pivot bolt to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm).
  12. Connect the alternator electrical connections.
  13. Install the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  14. Install the power steering pump and adjust the power steering belt tension, 2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines only.
  15. Install the water pump pulley, 2006 1.6L engine only.
  16. Install the air intake inlet pipe and fasten the clamp, 1.8L engine only.
  17. Install the top hose to the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  18. Install the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.

Jul 29, 2009 | 2002 Kia Spectra

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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.

Apr 26, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Tracker

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Change Belts on 1997 Kia Sportage


This is the KIA tech site. Free to register and use. It lists the repair tech manuals, Sevice Bulletins, How-to's, and troubleshooting guides the factory trained repair guys use:
http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp

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1994 suburban belt tensioner


you dont loosen a bolt thers a litttle square on the tensioner either 1/2 in or 3/8 ratchet fits in turn it and relieves the tension on the belt

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