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How do you loosen the alternator belt on magna V6 3.5

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SOURCE: How to loosen alternator tension on a 2003 Lancer

I have not seen this vehicle but, the center bolt or nut that holds the tensioner to the block is backed off two turns first.
Then the adustment bolt (most are accesed from under the vehicle) can be adjusted to give enough slack to install the new belt.
If this is still too tight, remove one of the two or two of the three bolts that mount the Alternator to allow for another 1/8" and install the belt.
Then remount the Alternator.
Then readjust the tension bolt.
Finish with the bolt or nut that mounts the tensionor to the block.
good luck.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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the tensioner pulley bolt is directly underneath the pulley...is a pain as you cant see it..you have to feel for it...

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Power steering belt snapped.I have a diagram on the belt path around the steering pump etc, just need someone explain what I need to do to ease the tension so I can put on the new power steering belt?


I am not familiar with the set up on the Magna for tensioning the serpentine belt. Normally there is a tensioner pulley fitted to the engine which has to be moved a little by applying opposite pressure with a tube spanner or ring spanner to release tension on the belt so it may be slipped off and then moved back into position again when refitting. That is probably what you have also.

I suggest you check with the guys on the Magna owners Forum in the link below. They will be able to tell you what to do on that Mitsubishi Magna engine. Indicate when asking which engine you have fitted in your car.
http://www.aussiemagna.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=10&s=f60d4f8f450239c05ab7fb60a8604f39?s=f60d4f8f450239c05ab7fb60a8604f39

Jan 14, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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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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Replace alternator belt


To replace the alternator belt, you must first remove the Power Steering/Air Conditioner belt. The tensioner for this belt is on the left side of the engine (when viewing from the transmission end). Loosen the tensioner pulley center bolt and then loosen the adjusting bolt. Then the alternator bolts must be loosened and the adjusting bolt for the alternator must be loosened.
Reverse procedure after installing new belt/belts.

Apr 23, 2012 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

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ALTERNATOR BELT INSTALATION 1996 ACCENT


Loosen Alternator Support Bolt. Loosen Alternator Lock Bolt. slide alternator to loosen tension on belt. Remove belt. Reverse procedure to install.

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Dec 19, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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Putting the alternator belt on a montero sport


FOR 3.0LENGIBE. PUTTING ON ALTERNATOR BELT YOU NEED TO LOOSEN LOCKING BOLT IN SLOT IN THE BRACKET.LOOSEN PIVOT NUT BOTTOM NUT USE A PRY BAR PRY AGAINST ALTERNATOR TO TIGHTEN BELT TENSION. BELT SHOULD DEFLECT 1/4 TO 1/2. FOR 2.4L ENGINE TO GET ALTERNATOR BELT ON YOU NEED LOOSEN THE PIVOT BOLT OR NUT AT THE BOTTOM OF ALTERNATOR , LOOSEN THE LOCK BOLT AND TURN THE ADJUSTER BOLT TO TIGHTEN ALTERNATOR BELT THE BELT DEFLECTION SHOULD BE 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH WHEN YOU PRESS DOWN WITH THUMB.

Oct 02, 2011 | 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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How to install alternator belt in mitsubishi magna 1996 model


There are two pullies on the 3.0l V6 engine. If you stand in front of your car and look into your hood, in the left front there is one and then there is another one further back. The one further back is responsible for tightening the belt. You have to undo the plastic cover and lift up you car.
Underneath the pulley there is a screw( size 14) that you have to loosen up and then loosen the screw from the pulley as well. You should be able to move the pulley up or removed it.

Jul 24, 2011 | Mitsubishi Passenger Cars & Trucks

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What do i do to get new belt on


FOR THE 3.0L ENGINE IF YOU REPLACE AC BELT LOOSEN TOP IDLER PULLEY CENTER BOLT. IF YOU REPLACING ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT LOOSEN ALTERNATOR ADJUSTMENT BOLT AND PIVOT BOLT.IF REPLACING POWER STEERING PUMP BELT LOOSEN POWER STEERING PUMP ADJUSTMENT BOLT AND MOUNTING BOLTS.****** FOR THE 2.4L ENGINE TO REMOVE POWER STEERING BELT LOOSEN TOP IDLER PULLEY.FOR ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT LOOSEN ALTERNATOR ADJUSTER BOLT, PIVOT AND MOUNTING BOLTS.FOR AC COMPRESSOR LOOSEN LOWER IDLER PULLEY.

Oct 07, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Pickup

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1993 NISSAN MAXIMA HOW CHANGE ALETERNATOR


Suggest replacing all the belts also. 1st belt, remove coolant reservoir. Loosen the pulley next to the res. then there is a tension bolt behind it. get under the car, the alternator is right there on the passenger side. possible under a small shield. Loosen all the bolts on the alternator, then there is a tentioner on the alternator. Loosen that, remove belt, then take out the rest of the bolts, along with the plug and the ground wire to the alternator. for the P/S belt, loosen the other pulley 14mm, and then the tention bolt is another 12mm.

Nov 05, 2009 | 1993 Nissan Maxima

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I need to know the steps for uninstalling, and reinstalling the alternator on a 1989 Volvo 240 DL.


Steps

1. Disconnect the battery
2 Loosen botls so you can remove the drive belt to alternator.
3. If it has a serpertine belt, then pry with proper tool on the tensioner to remove the belt.
4. Disconnect harness to alternator and ground wire if any and filter condenser if any.
5. Loosen bolts to alternator and remove alternator.
6. If AC equipped, not knowing your belt configuration would require to loosen the AC Belt also, depending if your alternator belts is the first one near the engine, then all belts have to be loosen to remove it. unless #3 applies.
Reverse the steps to put it back on.

Dec 26, 2008 | 1989 Volvo 240

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1994 toyota corolla alternator belt replacement


loosen the bolt that is holding the adjuster of the alternator. loosen the belt by pulling it and the alternator would slide in. remove and replace the belt.

do the reverse on installation.

remember to tighten all bolts of the adjuster and alternator after tightening the belt.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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Sep 13, 2008 | 1994 Toyota Corolla

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