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My 2000 Mazda Millenia Edition has problem with a belt. Is this something a novice can do? It knocks but the mechanic said it's probably just a belt that is slipping to bring it in...

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There are 3 belts on this motor. 2 are accessory drive belts; a/c, alternator, vacuum pump, then compressor, p/s, and water pump. the 3rd is the timing belt. if the tensioner on the timing belt is gone, it can make a knocking noise. lotsa stuff has to come off to get to the timing belt, so dunno if you are capable of doing it.

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If your car has the super charger a slipping belt could cause performance issues. might as well replace both belts at the same time. it'll save you time later.

draw the path of the belts out onto paper for refference. the tensioners are automatic and have a 3/8 rachet drive built into them. if you can't get a rachet in there you'll need a belt tensioner tool (long flat bar with various attachments). you have to pull the tensioner counter clockwise to remove tension from the belt for removal and then again for reinstallation. may take you an hour for both. watch your fingers.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009


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